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How to Get Started

Implementing competency-based education at a high level of quality means getting started on a multi-year journey of continuous improvement. Many resources are available to support your transformation.

Summary

Becoming a competency-based school or district requires support from diverse stakeholders. While there are many possible starting points, many leaders advocate an inclusive process to develop a profile of a graduate with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions the community believes every graduate should have. This process typically highlights the shortfalls of the traditional approach and provides a rationale for transformation. Whatever route a school or district follows, extensive multi-year efforts are required to carry out the deep changes to school structure, culture, and pedagogy needed for high-quality competency-based education systems.