Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

By Dale Frost, Maria Worthen, Natalie Truong, and Susan Patrick
January 12, 2018

This paper explores the issues state policy needs to address to support a transformation of K-12 education toward personalized, competency-based systems. It introduces four ‘threshold concepts’ that need to be considered for long-term success, including:

  • certifying learning,
  • assessment literacy,
  • pedagogical innovations based on learning sciences, and
  • meeting students where they are.

This publication was written to encourage policy leaders to examine and discuss existing flaws in the k-12 system and rethink what is possible to create a future in which personalized, mastery-based learning ensures all students succeed in college, career, and civic life.

Source Organization: iNACOL

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