How does your organization define competency-based education?

In FWSU, proficiency (competency/mastery) is defined as a demonstration of progress, seen via a body of evidence, in an articulated set of prioritized, cross-cutting transferable skills. At any juncture when reporting proficiency, a student must be “advancing: making progress, going forward, accomplishing.” Exhibitions of learning, with evidence of growing proficiency, are gleaned from coursework, personalization, and flexible pathways. This “body of evidence,” represents this continuous progress and is the exhibition platform for such demonstrating of proficiency. There are no grades. There is a shift to a proficiency transcript.


Names: Ned Kirsch, Linda Keating
District: Franklin West Supervisory Union (Vermont)


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