Ready for Success Blog

Ask the Experts in Competency-Based Education: Teachers and Principals

This blog series shares lessons from leaders in competency-based education at different levels of leadership: state, district, and school. Each post will highlight the work of several leaders at a given level and will share lessons learned for other educators to consider in their own development of competency-based education. 

Ask the Experts in Competency-Based Education: District Leaders

This blog is one in a series that shares lessons from competency-based education leaders at the state, district, and school levels. Each post describes CBE efforts and shares lessons learned for others to consider in their own development of competency-based education.

Voices From the Field of Career Pathways: Pathways to Prosperity

This blog series shares lessons from national organizations working to build career pathways with support from state leadership. Each post will highlight one provider and share a cornerstone element from their strategy for others to consider in their own development of career pathways.

Voices From the Field: Career Pathways—Creating Relevant Learning Experiences

This blog series shares lessons from national organizations working to build career pathways with support from state leadership. Each post will highlight one provider and share a cornerstone element to their strategy for others to consider in their own development of career pathways.

Voices From the Field: Career Pathways Connecting Education and Industry

This blog series will share lessons from national organizations working to build career pathways with support from state leadership. Each post will highlight one provider and share a cornerstone element to their strategy for others consider in their own development of career pathways.

New CCRS Center State Map Features—Identify How States Are Measuring and Supporting College and Career Readiness

States are implementing a variety of initiatives and policies to assess and support students’ college and career readiness. To help state leaders and policymakers identify trends and learn about innovative approaches to this work, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center has updated the CCRS Center interactive state map with new and streamlined content. The map provides an easy-to-navigate snapshot of state college and career readiness policies, metrics, and initiatives across all states.

Strengthening Connections Between Career and Technical Education and Competency-Based Pathways

The hallmarks of career and technical education (CTE) and competency-based pathways (CBP) are remarkably similar; both approaches focus on learning in context, encourage self-directed student pathways with project-based learning opportunities, and value performance assessments that are themselves meaningful and positive learning experiences. In a CBP environment, students learn a set of skills and knowledge in a subject area before advancing to the next set—rather than moving on as part of a group whether or not they have learned the material.

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