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What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Ashley Jones

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


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  • Across the state, communities continue the conversation about proficiency-based learning as they continue implementation. View two videos of local news coverage including Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Communities such as York and Auburn are considering moving away from proficiency-based grading and returning back to a more traditional system.



  • Natasha Grey, a 6th grade Math and Social Studies teacher at Charlotte Central School was recognized by the Vermont Association for Middle Level Education for her student-led, proficiency-based approach to teaching and learning, and the infusion of interdisciplinary and multimedia projects with her students.
  • Champlain Valley Union High School held its Grad Challenge Day where students present their independent research project that taps into their own personal interests and skills.