The Carnegie Unit: A Century Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape

The Carnegie Unit has recently come under critique from educators and policymakers who want to make student performance more transparent and the delivery of education more flexible. This report provides an analysis of what the process may require to shift away from the Carnegie Unit’s instructional, time-based metric toward a competency-based metric. It also provides the scope of innovations necessary to replace the Carnegie Unit and the uncertainties associated with these tasks. Finally, the report discusses the array of practical problems that would need to be solved.


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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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