Is your student ‘competent’? A new education yardstick takes the measure.

Students at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H.

A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in ‘core competencies’ for each subject – with no exceptions. It’s called competency-based education. Here’s who’s trying it and what it entails.
Grading at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, N.H., is not influenced by some of the more traditional factors, such as turning in homework on time or doing “extra credit.” Instead, each class defines a set of about four “competencies” – central concepts and skills – and a student must be proficient in each one to pass. Stellar performance in one can’t make up for lack in another.

Read the entire article by Stacy Teicher Khadaroo in the Christian Science Monitor at http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2013/0814/Is-your-student-competent-A-new-education-yardstick-takes-the-measure

Image Credit: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2013/0814/Is-your-student-competent-A-new-education-yardstick-takes-the-measure
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