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History and Overview of CBE


In this lesson, students connect CBE to mastery and student self-pacing. In addition, students connect CBE to student proficiency.

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Notes on "History and Overview of CBE"

(00:00-00:22) Intro

(00:23-00:39) Objectives

(00:40-02:40) History of CBE

(02:41-04:13) iNacol's 5 Components of CBE

(04:14-04:57) Review & Reflection

Additional Resources

What is Competency Education? 

This is a comprehensive website that examines competency based education and provides great resources for teachers. The link provided is a useful resource for teachers interested in understanding the what and whys of competency based education. To develop a deeper understanding of CBE, click on the link that brings you to an extended definition of CBE.

Competency-Based Learning or Personalized Learning

This is a ​USDOE site that provides an overview of competency based personalized learning. In addition, this site provides connections to the application of competency based personalized learning across several states and districts as exemplars. Next to each link, you will find an overview of the application to help you determine which setting you are interested in exploring further.

The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

This is a comprehensive report by Laura Shubilla and Chris Sturgis on CBE. Scroll to section III to understand the design principles behind establishing a CBE learning environment.

Is There Any Difference between Competency-Based Education and Mastery-Based Learning?

This is an article by Michelle Weise that compares and contrasts competency based learning and mastery based learning. The first half of this article describes the tenets and working definition of CBE. In addition, the article connects assessment in a CBE environment to Bloom's work.