What is competency-based education?
Competency-based education is an approach to learning that emphasizes mastery of specific skills and knowledge rather than the completion of a set amount of time in a classroom. Students progress at their own pace, demonstrating their understanding of the material through assessments that measure their competency in each area. This approach allows students to move quickly through concepts they already understand and spend more time on areas where they need additional support. Competency-based education also promotes the development of important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. By focusing on mastery of skills rather than time spent in a classroom, this approach can help students more effectively prepare for the demands of the workforce and their future careers.