What Is a Competency-Based Learning System?
CLPS is on a journey to create a competency-based learning system based on the following principles:
The concept behind competency-based education is simple: Learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery of learning, rather than the number of hours spent in a classroom. Think of driver’s education. Would you feel comfortable driving on the road with other cars if you knew that the drivers only had passed a written test of questions based on the rules of the road? To get a license, drivers need to show that they can use the knowledge by passing a driving test. They need to show evidence that they can transfer their learning. In some cases, it takes multiple tries. As a system, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that students are able to apply what they are learning – both academically and social-emotionally. By focusing on what students are actually learning and able to do with the knowledge, we will prepare each student more effectively for a future in an increasingly global and competitive economy.