Rethinking State Accountability to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in K-12 Education

This issue brief shares state policy recommendations and resources for policymakers who are ready to rethink state accountability systems to support student-centered learning.  With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states gain considerably more authority and autonomy over the design of school accountability systems. This shift in responsibility creates the opportunity […]

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Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

In personalized learning models across the country, teachers are providing students with real-world learning opportunities, interconnected with the community, to develop important skills and dispositions that prepare them for a lifetime of success. Lincoln-West School of Global Studies (a high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District) is implementing a personalized, competency-based system with the […]

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Empowering Leaders and Teachers to Scale Personalized Learning

Schools and districts across the country are transitioning toward personalized learning to provide opportunities for each student to succeed. Building capacity for leaders and teachers to thrive in personalized learning environments is an essential component of sustaining the transition to personalized learning and meeting the needs of all students. View this archived webinar to learn […]

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Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate

This policy issue brief provides recommendations for state policymakers to generate a shared vision for student success that prepares all students for college, career and civic life. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with an unprecedented opportunity to transform K-12 education systems with new flexibility. The new law makes it possible for state leaders […]

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How Teachers Can Spark Student Agency

Creating educational opportunities for students to develop agency, voice and choice are critical to helping students develop the skills and dispositions to be successful in college, career and life. According to the World Economic Forum, the top-sought skills for employees in 2020 are predicted to include complex problem solving, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, and […]

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Charting the Course for the Next Phase of K-12 Competency-Based Education

K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a turning point. The steady march towards equality and justice within our country has changed the context for our education system. At the same time, rapid and unpredictable changes in society and culture have created new expectations for education, changing what we need […]

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Redesigning Systems of Assessments for Student-Centered Learning

This issue brief explores opportunities for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to rethink systems of assessments, and provides recommendations for state policymakers who are ready to support student-centered teaching and learning. Assessment is essential for understanding what students have learned and for providing transparency and fairness when it comes to certifying mastery […]

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Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy. K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a critical point in its evolution, and the demand for competency education has never been greater. The four key issues outlined in […]

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2017 iNACOL Annual Membership Meeting

View this archived webinar for an overview of iNACOL’s current and future work, strategic plan, initiatives as well as reflections on the field. The iNACOL team will provide updates on federal and state policy, share developments from CompetencyWorks, highlight recent research and publications, and discuss highlights related to the upcoming iNACOL Symposium. Instead of hosting […]

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What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the U.S.

As districts and schools transition towards personalized learning, there are a variety of elements that reconfigure and reshape concepts of teaching and learning—from budgeting to setting a vision, from professional development to human capital. Where do you start? In the Fifty States Project, EdSurge compiled stories from schools and districts across all 50 states and […]

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