It’s Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit

Chris Sturgis, Susan Patrick, and Linda Pittenger

Education leaders and innovators met at the March 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit to share knowledge and research related to competency-based learning. This paper summarizes the topics discussed, including learning time, the work of successful schools and districts, and tough issues such as accountability, equity, and assessment.

Students have been locked down by the concept of seat-time and locked out of the technological revolution that has transformed nearly every sector of American society, except for education.