This policy brief from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) provides concrete, actionable recommendations for state policymakers seeking to build competency education based on new learning models that allow personalization of instruction for each student. The iNACOL State Policy Frameworks covers five main issues: create competency-based education systems, improve student access and equity, ensure quality with standards and performance metrics, modernize educator and leader development, and build new learning models infrastructure. This policy brief provides background, as well as specific policy recommendations for each of these issues. Taken as a whole, the recommendations present a framework for sustainable, systemic change. However, they are presented with the understanding that each state starts from a different place, with its own unique context in its education system and its policy landscape.
Source Organization: iNACOL