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Highlights from the Innovation Lab Network: How Competency Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools

What is an effective way for schools to assess students in competency based education (CBE) that is effective and equitable?  This question was explored in the third installment of a three-part webinar series hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning  (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) that took place on April 10, 2014 entitled  “How Competency Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools.” 

New CCRS Center Technical Assistance Response: Statewide ACT Policies, Data Use, and Resources

This blog post is part of a series of posts that draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual regional comprehensive centers and states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.

Scaling and Sustaining Career Pathways

A career pathway approach connects progressive levels of education, training, support services, and credentials for specific occupations in a way that optimizes the progress and success of individuals with varying levels of abilities and needs. This approach helps people earn marketable credentials, engage in further education and employment, and achieve economic success.

Remedial Education Reporting: How a More Common Approach Could Improve Student Success

The alarming numbers of college students who require remedial education courses continue to stir concerns within state policy, education and research circles. At least 20 to 25 percent of students at four- and two-year institutions require at least one remedial course, with the numbers reaching upwards of 60 percent at some community colleges.

 

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