“We could come to a point where most of our day could be FLT (Focused Learning Time)…If you’re really going to go into the move-when-ready aspect of competency ed, that’s where you’re going to go. Time is not going to be what you’re bound by. It’s giving kids the options to explore in the places they need to explore…it’s been a pretty cool journey.”

Brian Stack, Principal Sanborn Regional High School

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COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION, DEFINED

This definition is the result of thoughts from 100 competency ed innovators. This working definition stipulates that in competency ed:

  • Students advance upon mastery.
  • Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
  • Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
  • Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
  • Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions.

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COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION

Below is a collection of downloadable resources that will help you learn more about what competency-based education is, how you can implement it, and how it can help your students become more successful. Click on the title link to be taken to the website to download the resource.

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“We could come to a point where most of our day could be FLT (Focused Learning Time)…If you’re really going to go into the move-when-ready aspect of competency ed, that’s where you’re going to go. Time is not going to be what you’re bound by. It’s giving kids the options to explore in the places they need to explore…it’s been a pretty cool journey.”

Brian Stack
Principal
Sanborn Regional High School