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Clearing the Path: Creating Innovation Space for Serving Over-Age, Under-Credited Students in Competency-Based Pathways

Author(s): Susan Patrick, Bob Rath, Chris Sturgis, Ephraim Weisstein

Organization(s): iNACOL, MetisNet, Our Piece of the Pie, Schools for the Future

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

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This report provides guidance on creating competency-based approaches for over-age, under-credited students that have fallen off the track toward graduation.

Drawing on a wide range of expertise, this paper explores how states can create space for innovation, including design principles, minimum policy conditions and options for moving forward. Read this report and learn how competency-based innovations can move beyond the time-based system, improve services for at-risk students, and create greater customization.