Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders
This paper seeks to map out the terrain of the district implementation strategies being used to convert traditional systems into personalized, competency-based ones. It aspires to prepare readers to begin a transformational process. Four stages of implementation are proposed in the paper:
Ramping Up for Transformation;
Designing the Infrastructure for Learning;
Transitioning to a Competency-Based System; and
Embracing Continuous Improvement and Innovation.
The resource discusses schools and their district offices working on implementation in partnerships during transformations. The findings in the paper are based on interviews and site visits conducted over five years, as well as the knowledge shared by other leaders in the field.