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Equity in Competency Education: Realizing the Potential, Overcoming the Obstacles

RAND Education and Jobs for the Future

Competency-based education is designed to promote equity by preventing students from falling behind. In practice, however, poorly implemented comeptency-based programs could inadvertently increase inequity - in opportunities and outcomes. This paper examines equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income.
 

 


 

"Equity is both a central goal and fundamental value of competency education."