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Competency Education
Max Kelly
ED 507

What is Competency Education?

“Measures learning rather than time” (Mendenhall, 2012)
Demonstration of mastery of content and skills vs. Regurgitating information for an A

Characteristics of Competencies
“A Competency describes knowledge and skills that can be applied to novel, complex situations.
The skills described in a competency will be valuable ten years from now even if content knowledge has changed.
Learning objectives are accompanied by clear performance criteria that help students identify their performance levels and what they need to do to improve.
Learning objectives are accompanied by effective rubrics that help students understand themselves better as learners.
The competency and the learning objectives allow for personalization and opportunities for deeper learning”

My Thoughts
Personal Reflection = Personal Growth
Time = Ownership
Skills = Continuous
Learning = Schooling

Competency vs. Carnegie Unit
Carnegie Units:
Common State Standards
(V, Making Mastery Work)

Students learn at their own pace.
Lessons are designed for individual student needs and styles.
Eliminates winner and losers
Eliminate oppressive nature of standardized tests

My Questions
How do colleges evaluate mastery/competency curricula?
How do parents perceive competency education?
Is it truly available to both public and private academic institutions?
How much will it cost schools?
How can schools make sure equality and equity is enforced among each other?

Slide 1:
Mendenhall, Robert. “What is Competency-Based Education?” The Blog. The Huffington Post, 5 Sept. 2012 Web. 3.
Slide 2:
Sturgis, C. 2012. The Art and Science of Designing Competencies. A CompetencyWorks Issue Brief, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 4-5
Slide 5:
Priest, N., Rudenstine, A., Weisstein, E. and Gerwin, C. (2012). Making mastery work: A close-up view of competency education. Quincy, Massachusetts: Nellie Mae Education Foundation, V
Slide 7:
Andrade, H., Huff, K., Brooke, G. “Assessing Learning.” The Students At The Center Series Apr. 2012, 5