White Paper: Implementing Competency-Based Education in K-12

Competency-based education (CBE) lets students learn at their own pace and produce work that reflects their passions. Instead of being graded on a rubric, students can demonstrate mastery by continually revisiting skills to show refinement of them. Each student designs a customized learning path that suits his or her strengths, creativity and abilities.
Download this guide to get an outline for implementing CBE, based on the experiences of two districts that successfully transitioned to a competency-based model. 


Success Stories



The collection of performance tasks developed by Defined Learning supports the UbD framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through the utilization of ‘real world’ performance tasks and related resources, teachers engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.

Jay McTighe