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ERIC Number: ED570322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
State Policies to Support Competency-Based Education for Overage, Under-Credited Students. Ask the CCRS Center
Tomasello, Jenna; Brand, Betsy
College and Career Readiness and Success Center
How can states ensure that students who are overage or under-credit (OA/UC) not only graduate high school but are prepared for college or the workforce? Competency-based education (CBE) is one emerging strategy for addressing the needs of at-risk youth. CBE can address the needs of at-risk students because it is personalized to individual students, offers self-paced instruction, and ensures mastery of specific content and skills. In this Ask the CCRS Center brief, we discuss how CBE can support OA/UC students and provide recommendations for how other states can develop and implement CBE policies. We highlight state policy examples utilizing CBE elements to improve high school graduation outcomes of OA/UC students from: Georgia; Illinois; Nevada; and Ohio.
College and Career Readiness and Success Center. Available from: American Institutes for Research. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 800-634-0503; Fax: 202-403-5875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College & Career Readiness & Success Center at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Illinois; Massachusetts; Nevada; New York; Ohio