Low-Stakes Completion-Based Funding: A New Approach to Financing Competency-Based Education

Florida SouthWestern State College


While many states do not view online charter schools as an area for innovation within existing charter school regulations, New

Results from a Two-Year Study of the Effects of Extended Learning Opportunities on Student Outcomes in New Hampshire

Research for Action


What are the effects of ELO participation on short-term and longer-term student outcomes?

Education Indicators for Maine 2016

Educate Maine


Is Maine on track to see 70% of eleventh grade students proficient in reading and math by 2019?

Looking Under The Hood Of Competency-Based Education

American Institutes for Research


What is the relationship between competency-based education practices and students' learning skills, behaviors, and dispositions?

Seizing the Moment: Realizing the Promise of Student-Centered Learning

Our Piece of the Pie


This brief outlines policy recommendations for supporting student-centered learning at the local, state, and federal level.

A Qualitative Study of Student-Centered Learning Practices in New England High Schools

Gabriel Reif, M.Ed., Greta Shultz, Ed.D. and Steven Ellis, M.P.A.


What does student-centered learning look like in New England high schools?

Student-Centered Learning Opportunities For Adolescent English Learners In Flipped Classrooms

Avary Carhill-Poza, Ph.D. and Panayota Gounari, Ph.D.


How can flipped learning support English language learners?

The Connected Classroom: Understanding the Landscape of Technology for Student-Centered Learning

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Parthenon-EY


How can educators leverage technology supports to support student-centered learning?

Education Indicators for Maine 2015

Educate Maine


Educate Maine sets college and career achievement goals for 2019.

A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning



States can play a big role in helping districts shape conditions to scale up personalized learning.

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers


This document serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that educators need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized, learner-centered environments.

Implementing Competency Education in K–12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

Chris Sturgis


This paper describes effective strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students' needs.

Centered on Results: Assessing the Impact of Student-Centered Learning

Nellie Mae Education Foundation


A series of studies commissioned by Nellie Mae examine how to ensure that all students – especially those who are underserved – get an opportunity to reach college and career readiness.

Blended Instruction

EDUCATION CONNECTION and Education Development Center (EDC)


A student-centered approach to blended instruction can have a positive impact on achievement and 21st century skills, and may narrow the achievement gap for underserved populations.

Online Courses for Credit Recovery: Promising Practices for High School Teachers

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute


This brief highlights findings from a study of 12 Massachusetts high schools with high dropout rates that developed online credit recovery programs as part of the "MassGrad" initiative.

Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis


Blended learning can be a powerful tool in a competency-based curriculum, allowing for deeper, more personalized student learning.

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

Lillian Pace, Jesse Moyer, and Matt Williams


The rise of competency education will require policy change at many levels to remove time-based barriers that make it difficult to build a student-centered education system.

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching

Kirk Walters, Toni M. Smith, Steve Leinwand, Wendy Surr, Abigail Stein & Paul Bailey


Can student-centered instruction bolster engagement in high school mathematics classrooms?

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

RAND Education and Jobs for the Future


This paper examines the equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income - exploring the effects and implications, as well as proposing potential mitigations.

An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards From Abroad

Susan Patrick and Sara Frank Bristow


Many countries are taking steps away from a time-based educational structure to one based upon personalization and competency.