Competency-based learning programs assess and advance students based on their demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge. More specifically, competency-based learning programs:
- Allow for earning of credit toward graduation requirements in ways
other than traditional coursework,
- Incorporate real-world knowledge and challenges, and
- Promote attainment of career-related competencies beyond those needed for high school graduation.
A competency-based education (CBE) model provides students with a customized and personalized course of study while emphasizing application of learned skills for college and career goals. This approach can make skill mastery more relevant to both students and future employers.