In K-12 education's growing movement of competency-based education and personalized learning, both contradictory and overlapping definitions come up around these two terms. To clear up this confusion, A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education delves into the components of a personalized competency-based education (PCBE) system.
This handbook explores approaches, strategies, and techniques that schools and districts should consider as they rethink traditional instruction to fit a PCBE system and support student learning. The authors share examples of how to use proficiency scales, standard operating procedures, behavior rubrics, personal tracking matrices, and other tools to aid in instruction and assessment.
Chapter 1: Why Competency-Based Education and Personalized Learning?
Chapter 2: What Content Will Be Addressed?
Chapter 3: How Will the Learning Environment Promote Student Agency?
Chapter 4: How Will Instruction Support Student Learning?
Chapter 5: How Will Student Proficiency Be Measured?
Chapter 6: How Will Scheduling Accommodate Student Learning?
Chapter 7: How Will Reporting Facilitate Student Learning?
Chapter 8: How Do Schools and Districts Transition to a PCBE System?
Appendix A: Tools to Support Student Agency
Appendix B: A Model of Effective Instruction
Appendix C: Sample Grading Sheet
Appendix D: Resources for Creating a Shared Vision