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Leaders and innovators in competency education convened at the 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit to explore how state policy can loosen its regulatory handcuffs from educators attempting to move toward competency-based learning models. This paper is designed to answer the following 4 questions:
- What is performance-based learning?
- What are states doing to advance performance-based learning?
- What type of policy framework can guide state leadership in advancing a performance-based education system?
- What are the emerging issues in redesigning the education system around performance-based learning?
By drawing on insights and innovations across the country, these leaders seek to expedite the process of constructing policies that promote innovative competency-based education systems.