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ERIC Number: EJ1075908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Competency Education Offers Promise and Peril for Students
Ritterband, Vicki; Heller, Rafael
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n2 p27-29 Oct 2015
Lindsay Unified School District (California) exemplifies the promise of competency education (or performance-based education, as it is called locally). Since beginning its transition to the model in 2009, discipline problems have sharply dropped, the school climate has dramatically improved (as measured by the California Healthy Kids Survey), and academic achievement has slowly, but steadily, climbed. But, even boosters of competency education worry that, if poorly implemented, competency education could turn into yet another boon for the most advantaged students, leaving everyone else further behind.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California