If you are interested at all in competency-based research and resources, you have got to check out Competency Works. Led by Chris Sturgis, and with the support of a very talented Advisory Board, Competency Works has collected great resources, competency-based education news, and great blog posts from guest writers. Seriously… check it out.   A

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  I came across an article shared on Twitter this morning that really hit home.  (Thanks to @shighley on the #SBGchat) It was written by a mother of an 8th grader who was worried about her son’s high grades. Yes, his high grades. She goes on to explain ignored assignments, failed tests, and a general avoidance of

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The Carnegie Corporation has released their design principles for creating effective secondary schools that address the demands of the Common Core State Standards.  These design principles, ten of them, seem to describe an obvious bedrock that all school should build upon. All students should have access to personalized learning, engaging learning environments, high standards, and

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One of the points that was elegantly made by a participant at a recent convening we were invited to attend was centered around the use of common scoring guides. When teachers differentiate instruction, as long as they are using common scoring guides, they can adjust the learning tasks and assessments as much as needed. Of

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