5 ways to move to personalized, competency-based education

Competency-based education can be a reality if policymakers and educators work together

A new report from iNACOL examines five key issues that could help improve the future of U.S. K-12 education and increase competency-based education, according to the authors.

In the report, the authors describe how the traditional education system isn’t designed to generate the goals educators and policymakers have set for it.

Ten primary flaws in the current education system–including that the traditional system is time-based, is built on a fixed mindset, and uses academic grading practices that can often send misleading signals about what students know–hinder progress.

But those flaws can be corrected if the U.S. education system is redesigned around the goal of student mastery, as outlined in the report. iNACOL offers specific action steps, policy strategies, and recommendations for enabling personalized, competency-based education.

Through the report, the group aims to inspire state policymakers, including governors, state legislators, state boards of education, state school chiefs, and state policy staff with a vision for transformation.

(Next page: Five issues and corresponding policy steps to move to personalized, competency-based education)

Laura Ascione

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