Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

By Chris Sturgis
June 4, 2015

This report describes effective district implementation strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students’ needs. It highlights strategies to engage, motivate, and teach all students to proficiency and mastery, depicts shifts in instruction toward deeper learning and meaningful assessments for learning, while exploring models of distributed leadership and educator empowerment.

Four stages of implementation are proposed in this paper:

  1. Ramping Up for Transformation
  2. Designing the Infrastructure for Learning
  3. Transitioning to a Competency-Based System
  4. Embracing Continuous Improvement and Innovation

Source Organization: Competency Works

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