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What Is Competency-Based Education? An Updated Definition

This report updates the field’s 2011 working definition of competency-based education, which helped to build the field and create common understandings of key elements in competency-based systems among stakeholders. Competency-based education is being implemented at deeper levels in more schools every year. It is a major shift in school culture, structures, and pedagogy focused on […]

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Eliot Levine Shares News on the Definition of Competency-Based Education in the Latest Innovation Spotlight Podcast

It’s been eight years since the field developed its working definition of competency-based education. This week, the Aurora Institute will unveil an updated definition. Our Research Director, Eliot Levine, who also manages the CompetencyWorks initiative, sat down to talk with Matthew Shea and Courtney Belolan about why the update was needed.  Their conversation is the latest […]

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iNACOL Has Become the Aurora Institute

For 17 years, iNACOL has been a leading voice advocating for expanding high-quality K-12 educational opportunities. Over time, our work has evolved to an expanded view of the need for breakthroughs in policy and practices for systems change required to ensure all students are prepared for success in our rapidly changing world. We’ve just marked […]