The Past and the Present: Today’s Competency Education Movement

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The term “competency education” refers to an education system that emphasizes: (1) mastery of content knowledge; (2) allowing students to progress at their own rates, rather than on a schedule; and (3) providing students with customized supports to help them reach mastery. This paper by Jobs for the Future explores competency education–in light of our increasingly competitive global economy, as well as the need to develop proficiency standards for all, provide personalized learning experiences, and take advantage of technological advances. Read it here.