The College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum recently co-hosted the webinar, “Promising Practices and Considerations for Districts in Competency-Based Education.” The Webinar brought together leaders in two districts that have restructured into a competency-based system—Superintendent Thomas Rooney from the L
“College and Career Readiness”—you can’t read anything in education these days without this concept popping up. At times it can seem like a nebulous and ever changing term. For states, districts, and schools transitioning to competency-based education systems, what are the implications and opportunities emerging that may help us in managing the concept of college and career readiness for all students?
Here are a few of the things I see emerging:
This post is the second in a two-part series following the June 24 webinar, "State Implications for Competency-based Education Systems," where presenters are responding to questions submitted by participants.
On June 24, the American Youth Policy Forum and the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes for Research co-hosted a webinar on "State Implications for Competency-based Education Systems." Presenters included Kate Nielson, policy analyst for the National Governors Association; Diane Smith, Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiati
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center recently hosted a webinar on implications for state policy in competency-based education systems. The discussion brought together national and state leaders to share what progress has been made in states, what has been learned in doing such work at the state level, and guidance on where other states might begin.
This webinar will look at two districts that have pioneered the development of competency-based approaches and will examine how policies can support or hinder district level systems-change. Thomas Rooney, Superintendent, Lindsay Unified School District, California will discuss the district’s motivation and approach to pursuing a district-wide competency-based system.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and CompetencyWorks hosted a webinar titled “How State Educational Leaders are Advancing Competency Education” on May 17, 2013. The webinar focused on how state educational leaders in Iowa and Maine are advancing competency-based education (CBE) practices and policies.
This paper reviews research and makes the case for a definition of academic preparation that includes academic rigor, grades, and specific academic skills that students will need to be successful in a college level course. The authors assert that though it may be difficult to measure, it is important to consider all of these aspects in defining readiness and in helping students meet a threshold of it.
The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a Webinar entitled Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System on January 22, 2013. The Webinar focused on New Hampshire’s competency-based system for determining student progress.
During the 2012 Maine Legislative Session, Commissioner of Education Stephen Bowen spoke in favor of passing L.D. 1422, An Act to Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy. The legislature then passed the bill in May. The state policy holds its education system responsible for preparing “all of the people of the State for success in college, career, citizenship and life.”