Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

Lillian Pace, Jesse Moyer, and Matt Williams

Our nation’s skills gap will continue to widen if educators and policymakers do not have a serious conversation about how to transform the K-12 system so every graduate has the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and career.

A new report from the KnowledgeWorks Foundation dives deep into the policy areas of accountability, assessment and supports to capture the critical policy conversations shaping the emergence of a K-12 competency education system.

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Without significant policy change, early adopters will be forced to build two systems simultaneously – the competency-based system they believe will prepare their graduates for future success and the traditional system that is not set up to help every student succeed.