Cracking the Code: Synchronizing Policy and Practice for Performance-Based Learning

Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis

Time and publications shouldn’t prohibit states from implementing student-centered, performance-based learning policies. This 2011 report offers recommendations for education leaders and state policymakers operating within such restrictions to work toward competency- based models of learning.

Just as there are multiple pathways for students to learn, there are multiple pathways for states to create room for innovation.