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CompetencyWorks, Report

Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

Author(s): Susan Patrick, Chris Sturgis, Nina Lopez

Organization(s): CompetencyWorks, iNACOL

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality

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This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy.

K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a critical point in its evolution, and the demand for competency education has never been greater. The four key issues outlined in this report are critical to enabling competency-based education to scale with quality and sustainability over the long term. The report provides actionable recommendations on how the field can advance through the next wave of innovation and implementation.

Learn more about this report from our archived webinar here. Report authors Nina Lopez, Chris Sturgis and Susan Patrick reflect on key ideas from this report, highlights from the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, and future directions for the field.