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Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, this blog shares original research, knowledge, and a variety of perspectives from across the field of K-12 competency-based education.

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A Student Reflection on Competency Education

January 15, 2013

Elizabeth Sturms

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Activate Student Agency

Competency-Based Learning and FLVS

January 14, 2013

Melissa Young and Janna Peskett

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Upcoming Webinar on New Hampshire's Competency-Based System

January 11, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

A GPS for Competency Education

January 9, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Getting Started

January 8, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Pre-Assessment: A Key to the ZPD

January 3, 2013

Courtney Belolan

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Wading into the Water: Curriculum Design for Competency Education

January 2, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Rethink Instruction

What Happens Once a Student Reaches Proficiency?

January 2, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Upcoming Webinars

January 2, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Oregon Gets an A+ for its New Grading Policy

January 1, 2013

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

The Learning Edge

December 17, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

When Is It Competency Education? And When Is It Not?

December 14, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

And A Winner Is...

December 13, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Understanding Formative Assessment Using the Teaching and Learning Möbius Strip

December 12, 2012

Courtney Belolan

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Traveling A Longer Road

December 10, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Competency Education in the News

December 7, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery Not Seat Time, Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Carnegie Rethinking the Unit

December 6, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery Not Seat Time

The Project IS the Learning!

December 5, 2012

Rose Colby and Andrew Miller

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Yes, This Is Definitely Evidence

December 4, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Where Are the Bullets?

December 3, 2012

Bill Zima

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Testing Myths

November 30, 2012

Courtney Belolan

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Exceeding Is More Complicated Than Adding Glitter and Flash

November 29, 2012

Courtney Belolan

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Naming the Elephant

November 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Spending Time

November 27, 2012

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Evidence?

November 26, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field