Competency-Based Education

Bellow 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.


This framework from Education Elements helps district leaders to get started implementing competency ed, especially when you don't know where to start. Provided are a series of downloadable papers. Plus, you fill out a form to receive more information tailored to your specific needs.
View this recorded webinar or slide deck from iNacol (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) that explores the definition of competency-based education, school models that have made it work, and the successful practices of school leaders in the forefront of this program.
This book by Brian M. Stack and Jonathan G. Vander Els, both with years of education experience, discusses why and how to shift to a competency-based model. Learn how Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) can facilitate and promote this shift.
This resource from ExcelinEd includes four interactive pdf documents to help you dive into competency-based education: View Fundamental Principles, View Policy Summary, View Model Legislation, and a Communications toolkit. In addition, it includes an infographic comparing competency-based education to the traditional education model.
What does competency-based education look like for grades K-12? What are some examples of schools that have implemented a competency ed program? How can my school start designing a competency-based program? This wiki from explores all of these questions and more.
This downloadable resource from NGLC (Next Generation Learning Challenges) and iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) helps school leaders in the planning and designing stages of a personalized, competency-based learning program. It's a toolkit that combines a number of helpful tools for educators embarking on the redesign process.
This study from American Institutes for Research takes a look at specific competency-based education practices, and how they have impacted actual student learning. Does competency-based education really improve student learning?
This pdf document outlines how states can build a solid framework for graduation requirements, assessment, and accountability, by means of a competency-based program. It explains how such a program can ready all students for success, be it college or the workforce.