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Illinois Competency-Based Education Pilot Off to a Promising Start

“College and career readiness” is more than a policy buzzword in Illinois. In 2016, the state set out to increase access to quality postsecondary opportunities for all students. To reach this goal, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act after a historic unanimous vote on the legislation by […]

Nevada Now Accepting Applications for Competency-Based Education Network 

Dear Friend, I’m pleased to share with you that the Nevada Department of Education announced they are now accepting applications for their Competency-Based Education Network. School districts wishing to implement an innovative approach that allows flexibility in the classroom can join the network to study and establish recommendations for implementing personalized learning initiatives statewide. Nevada is empowering schools to create a flexible path […]

Policy Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education National Landscape – Spring 2017

Florida State Brief: Key Lessons from the Competency-Based Education Pilot – October 2017

Competency-Based Education & School Finance – May 2017

Competency-Based Education State Communications Toolkit – February 2016

Competency-Based Education: A National Landscape

Earlier this month, ExcelinEd and EducationCounsel released a new report, Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A National Landscape, which offers a survey of current state laws and policies on competency-based education in K-12 systems.

VIDEOS: Competency-Based Education Engaging Students & Personalizing Learning

Competency-based education holds the key to revolutionizing education and empowering students by building a foundation for personalized learning. Watch the two videos below to learn what competency-based education looks like and why it’s so important for our nation’s students.

Utah Offers Opportunities for Competency-Based Education

I am excited to share with you that the Utah State Board of Education announced the release of the application for schools to participate in the pilot phase of the Competency-based Learning Exploratory Team. This comes after Utah lawmakers passed Senate Bill 143 in 2016, creating the Competency Based Education Pilot Program to advance student mastery of […]

What Competency-Based Education Looks Like

Competency-based education is a system of instruction where students advance to higher levels of learning when they demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills. In this setting, learning doesn’t rely on time, place or pace. Students are challenged and ultimately graduate ready to choose college or career. This new system is comprehensive and can include and […]