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Creating successful competency-based schools and education systems requires rigorous attention to quality and outcomes.


Strong competency-based schools and districts engage in continuous improvement efforts to implement all of the Quality Design Principles. Successful scaling of competency-based education and realizing success for all students depend on high-quality implementation with ongoing learning and refining. This can be achieved through a variety of models and entry points, depending on local conditions and adaptations. Districts and schools must operate with clear articulations and assessments of the elements of school quality paired with holistic assessments of student growth. Approaches to evaluating quality that facilitate continuous improvement are featured in the Resources section below.