Even with a general agreed-upon term, it's not always easy to describe what a competency-based implementation looks like, like this smiling young student on a computer.

What does it really mean to be competency-based?


Even with a general agreed-upon term, it's not always easy to describe what a competency-based implementation looks like

The education field is regularly plagued by the need for common definitions as new practices emerge. As we’ve seen with personalized learning, ambiguous terms for ambitious ideas can create widespread confusion and even skepticism. By contrast, a common definition can pinpoint a “north star” that helps practitioners and policymakers focus efforts to implement a new approach. In the case of competency-based education, researchers and educators have
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