Today, CompetencyWorks released a new report, Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems.
Competency-based education is designed to ensure all students develop the skills they will need to be successful for college, career and life. Competency education is gaining momentum and visibility across the country as districts and schools transition to it using various entry points and roll-out strategies. It is critical, therefore, that new models be designed with quality and equity to realize the promise of this system.
Logic models are tools used to conceptualize organizations, programs or strategies to bring about change and to support the evaluation of effectiveness. The logic models presented in this paper are intended to help researchers and practitioners understand the critical components of competency-based education at multiple levels of practice. The paper uses logic model frameworks to convey relationships between essential levers (outcomes, drivers and mediating factors) that inform the design of competency-based education systems and critical components of competency-based practice at four interdependent levels (student experience, professional practice of educators, district and school systems and culture).
Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems https://www.inacol.org/resource/levers-and-logic-models-a-framework-to-guide-research-and-design-of-high-quality-competency-based-education-systems/