Definition of CBE

The Five Elements of Competency Education

  1. Students advance upon mastery.
  2. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
  3. Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
  4. Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
  5. Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions.

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For further information, please read Understanding Competency Based Education in K-12 by Competency Works, or visit the Competency Works website.