iNACOL Publishes New Report on Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 23, 2018) — Today, iNACOL published a new report, Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning. The report provides a roadmap and action steps for state policymakers to catalyze transformational change in K-12 education toward a future vision for systems that ensure success for all students.

In this report, iNACOL articulates a vision for the future of K-12 education and offers action steps for state policymakers. Its purpose is to inspire state policymakers, including governors, state legislators, state boards of education, state school chiefs and state policy staff with a vision for transformation and to provide specific steps, policy strategies and recommendations for enabling personalized, competency-based education.

This report explores five issues to tackle to build toward a vision and strategy for transformation to personalized, competency-based education systems:

  • Redefining student success;
  • Meaningful qualifications;
  • Accountability as continuous improvement;
  • Developing educator capacity; and
  • Building capacity to lead change.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “Policymakers are seeking action steps toward innovative education systems. Today, schools need to prepare students to tackle the challenges and uncertainties of the future. With rapid economic and social changes ahead, including preparing our youth for jobs that do not yet exist and developing leadership skills to solve social problems of deep complexity, educational success is no longer about regurgitating content. This report provides policymakers with a vision of moving from the current to future state of K-12 education and taking action steps to transform what is possible in personalized learning and competency-based education. Our goal is to drive changes designed to empower all students to discover and reach their potential.”

Download a full copy of Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning here.

iNACOL is hosting a webinar exploring recommendations in this report on February 14, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Learn more and register here.

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