#MichED Competency Based Education

12/9/15 with Marsha Myles (@MarshaMyles)

From Competency Works:

In 2011, 100 innovators in competency education came together for the first time. At that meeting, participants fine-tuned a working definition of high quality competency education:

  • Students advance upon mastery.
  • Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
  • Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
  • Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
  • Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions.


Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

  1. How do you define competency in general?

  2. How do you define competency as it pertains to student learning/demonstration of understanding?

  3. What is the difference between standards based grading and competency based education?

  4. What supports & changes would a school need to make to shift from traditional grading & assessments to competency & mastery?

  5. How can CBE improve the learning environment? Would we lose anything in this shift?

  6. How does the implementation of competency based education change classroom instruction?

  7. What small steps could you take to make your learning environment more friendly to competency based education?