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A National Snapshot of K-12 Competency-Based Education State Policy Across the U.S.
This map provides a national snapshot of state policies across the United States to enable and advance K-12 competency-based education systems (CBE). Across the country, the landscape of policy is changing. Every year more states establish pilots, innovation zones, and new initiatives. Most of the states with seat-time policies that acted as barriers have found new ways of allowing waivers or credit flexibility for CBE.
States with clear policies in support of competency-based education and established roles in building educator capacity in local systems for competency-based education.
States with pilots for competency-based education, and/or credit flexibility policies for school districts to transition to competency education.
States getting started with task forces; some state policy flexibility requiring waivers for systems to shift to competency-based education.
No Active Policy in CBE
States policies focus on seat-time credits without competency-based pathways.
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