Competency-based education in three pilot programs examining implementation and outcomes

In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides st...

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Main Authors: Steele, Jennifer L., Lewis, Matthew W. (Author), Santibáñez, Lucrecia (Author), Faxon-Mills, Susannah (Author)
Corporate Authors: Rand Education (Institute), Rand Corporation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
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Summary:In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards credit for evidence of learning, not for the time students spend studying a subject. The Foundation asked RAND to evaluate these efforts in terms of implementation, students' experiences, and student performance. This report presents final results from that evaluation, offering an overview of competency-based education and the Project Mastery grant projects and describing the implementation of competency-based educational features under each project. The report concludes with six lessons for policy, partnerships, and practice
Item Description:"RAND Education.". - "Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."
Physical Description:xxi, 106 pages color illustrations
ISBN:9780833087256
0833087258