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ERIC Number: ED561112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-8330-8725-6
ISSN: N/A
Competency-Based Education in Three Pilot Programs: Examining Implementation and Outcomes
Steele, Jennifer L.; Lewis, Matthew W.; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Faxon-Mills, Susannah; Rudnick, Mollie; Stecher, Brian M.; Hamilton, Laura S.
RAND Corporation
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards credit for evidence of learning, not for the time students spend studying a subject. The Foundation asked RAND to evaluate these efforts in terms of implementation, students' experiences, and student performance. This report presents final results from that evaluation, offering an overview of competency-based education and the Project Mastery grant projects and describing the implementation of competency-based educational features under each project. The report concludes with six lessons for policy, partnerships, and practice. [For the brief of this report, see ED561105.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
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