Why Competency Education?

The time for competency education has come. It is vitally important for our country to move away from the restrictions of a time-based system. The reasons are many:

  • To ensure that all students succeed in building Common Core skills;
  • To provide greater flexibility for students that would otherwise not graduate from high school because they have to work or care for their families:
  • To take advantage of the extraordinary technological advances in online learning.

Many states are adjusting their state policies to allow for competency education innovations. New Hampshire passed major reforms to make all high school competency-based. Read more about what competency education is

Advancing Competency-based Education

Across our country, schools, districts and even states are investing in innovations that re-design our education system around competency education. Rejecting the time-based system which reproduces inequities and low achievement, these innovators are designing a system in which student success is the only option. This is no easy task and we need to make sure we are learning from each other as much as possible. Read more about the project

Who We Are

CompetencyWorks is a collaborative project with several partners and an advisory board. iNACOL is the lead organization. Read more about the project partners

Our Policies

CompetencyWorks is designed to support the development of a community of people knowledgeable about competency education. We rely on all of you to help make this a dynamic website by becoming a contributing author, responding to posts in the comments section, and forwarding resources and story ideas to us. Read more about our policies

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