Advancing Competency-Based Pathways to College and Career Readiness: A State Policy Framework for Graduation Requirements, Assessment and Accountability
The purpose of this framework is to assist states in building a policy structure that contributes to statewide adoption and implementation of competency-based pathways (CBP) that support ALL students in reaching college and career readiness, as defined by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The framework focuses on graduation requirements, assessment, and accountability. The framework is designed to assist states in framing internal planning conversations, including setting a vision for a state policy structure and identifying and weighing options to move toward this vision. Through use of this process, it is hoped that states will identify barriers to advancing policy and opportunities to resolve them, as well as ways to incentivize innovation.