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Competency Based Education

Scope Note: 
Educational system that emphasizes the specification, learning, and demonstration of those competencies (knowledge, skills, behaviors) that are of central importance to a given task, activity, or career
Category: Educational Process: Societal Perspectives
Broader Terms
Education
Narrower Terms
Competency Based Teacher Education
Use this term instead of
Consequence Based Education
Criterion Referenced Education
Output Oriented Education
Performance Based Education (1974 1980)
Proficiency Based Education
Related Terms
Academic Standards
Accountability
Back to Basics
Behavioral Objectives
Competence
Individualized Instruction
Minimum Competencies
Minimum Competency Testing
Outcome Based Education
Performance
Performance Based Assessment
Student Certification
Added to ERIC: 3/10/1980