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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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Class Rank in a Competency-Based High School

October 2, 2012

Brian Stack

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

Public Reflection as Professional Development

September 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Early Investments in Engagement?

September 26, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Engage Community

Alberta Breaking Down the Boundaries

September 20, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Learn Lessons from the Field

Vergennes, Vermont Kicks Off Competency Education

September 19, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

The Shift to Competencies: A Practical Approach

September 18, 2012

Justin Ballou

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

Competencies Build Better Assessment Practices

September 13, 2012

Andrew Miller

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

Competency Education Strand at VSS

September 12, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Cracking the Credit Hour

September 6, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Student Learning Objectives: Insights into Using Competencies as a Growth Model

September 4, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Did I Mention That It’s Hard?

September 3, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Muscatine Jumps into Competency Education

August 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

The Results are In!

August 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Tips for Designing Competencies

August 22, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

The Creative Process -- Spark It!

August 16, 2012

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

Assessment of Learning with Competency-Based Grading

August 13, 2012

Brian Stack

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

What the Learning Sciences Tell Us About Competency Education

August 8, 2012

Bror Saxberg

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

Changing our Bumper-Sticker Message: My Student is More Proficient Than Your Student!

August 7, 2012

Diane Smith

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Engage Community

Webinar on Designing Competencies

August 6, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Educator Pay in a Competency-Based System

August 6, 2012

Josh Griffith

Issue(s): State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Competency-Based Instruction & Assessment: Building the Framework

July 31, 2012

Erica Stofanak

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

Re-Learning and Reassessment

July 31, 2012

Erica Stofanak

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

Using Competencies as a Blue Print to Personalize Learning

July 30, 2012

Brian Stack

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

Carnegie Unit Conundrum

July 25, 2012

Jason Ellingson

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