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
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND [2014]©2014, 2014
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Evaluation Settings and Methodological Approach
  • Intervention Development and Implementation
  • Tensions in the Implementation of Competency-Based Models
  • Students' Experiences in the Project Mastery Pilot Classes
  • Student Outcomes in the Project Mastery Sites
  • Conclusion
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-106)