CompetencyWorks | New Report on Designing for Equity
April 3, 2018
Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed
Today, CompetencyWorks released Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeed. Designing for Equity offers a framework of strategies for personalized, competency-based education to ensure a more equitable K-12 education system. Districts and schools can use the principles within this report to develop an equity agenda within their personalized, competency-based systems. Competency-based education systems, designed to ensure all students achieve success, hold promise as a uniquely powerful model for fostering equity, but only if equity is an intentional design feature embedded in the culture, structure and pedagogy.
Susan Patrick, CompetencyWorksCo-Founder and iNACOL President and CEO, said, “Competency-based systems must be designed with high-quality structures that ensure each and every student masters the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. The goal of competency education is to ensure students are learning, progressing and advancing holistically so that they can navigate an increasingly complex future. Building the competencies needed for future success requires focusing on educator and student supports, realigning structures around student-centered learning, and ensuring powerful, personalized learning opportunities and equitable outcomes for all youth.”
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks Co-Founder, said, “Personalized, competency-based systems have the ability to disrupt the traditional K-12 education system and replace it with one that ensures all students achieve mastery of the highest levels possible. When personalized learning and competency-based education structures are implemented together with fidelity, and with a strong focus on equity and a commitment to continuous improvement, the result will be a learning system that supports all students toward success in college, career and as citizens.”
Download a full copy of Designing for Equity: Leveraging Competency-Based Education to Ensure All Students Succeedhere.
For more information about CompetencyWorks, a project of iNACOL dedicated to advancing K-12 competency education, please visit CompetencyWorks.org.
CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original research, knowledge and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues and a wiki with resources curated from across the field. CompetencyWorks also offers a blog on competency education in higher education so that the sectors can learn from each other and begin to align systems across K-12, higher education and the workplace.Visit the websiteand follow CompetencyWorks on Twitter: @CompetencyWorks.