The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

Laura Shubilla and Chris Sturgis

As states begin incorporating competency-based education into their policies, leaders must also ensure students receive the individualized support necessary for success in these systems.

This brief outlines design principles for supports and interventions in competency-based learning environments.

Fostering a growth mindset means encouraging persistence and effort as the key components of achievement. Students and adults with growth mindsets tend to see challenging situations as opportunities to learn things that they don't currently know, rather than potential avenues for failure.