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ERIC Number: EJ1194149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: EISSN-2332-8584
Competency Education Implementation: Examining the Influence of Contextual Forces in Three New Hampshire Secondary Schools
Scheopner Torres, Aubrey; Brett, Jessica; Cox, Joshua; Greller, Sara
AERA Open, v4 n2 Apr-Jun 2018
Competency education, a K-12 reform aimed to ensure that all students meet high expectations, requires that students demonstrate mastery of competencies to advance and earn credit, typically through assessments where students apply knowledge. Students receive more time and possibly personalized instruction to demonstrate mastery if needed. Competency education demands changes to traditional practices, including scheduling and grading. This qualitative case study describes how three districts in New Hampshire implemented this reform in secondary schools. Findings reveal that despite over 6 years of progress at each site, the reform had not been fully implemented due to inertial, technical, normative, and political challenges. Changes to grading and assessment were particularly difficult to implement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire