Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based Education A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling

Rose L. Colby
cloth, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-101-3
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paper, 224 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-100-6
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Pub. Date: October 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-102-0

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Competency-Based Education introduces educators to a new model for anytime, anywhere schooling and provides tools and curriculum resources for redesigning the traditional structures of K–12 schools.


Rose Colby’s book is a masterpiece offering a comprehensive resource and in-depth analysis on the transformation of learning possible with competency-based education. She provides a beacon for educators designing the future of education and offers new hope that our industrial-age education system can be remodeled based on a future-focused vision—one where all children can learn, grow and succeed. — Susan Patrick, president, iNACOL, and cofounder, CompetencyWorks

Rose Colby has provided us with a definitive framework to guide our implementation of competency-based education. This book does a masterful job of offering an overview of the vision for CBE, but more importantly, provides a practitioner’s view of the needed steps to transform our school districts. With this work, Colby has offered a guided tour to any educational leader focused on student mastery. — David M. Richards, superintendent, Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, Michigan

Competency-Based Education offers an extensive and thoughtful collection of samples, examples, and case studies that can serve as a very useful guide to implementing CBE. Educators driven to engage each and every student should use this for creating a culture of CBE in their community. — Joe DiMartino, president, Center for Secondary School Redesign

Colby provides a blueprint for educators who seek to become the architects of the future of education and explains how to evolve and redesign current school structures in different types of schools and communities. — John Schembari, NEXUS

She provides a compelling case as to how competency-based learning systems can support today’s unique learners in becoming successful in school and beyond. — Sarah Kiefer, Teachers College Record

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About the Author

Rose L. Colby is a competency-based learning and assessment specialist, Talent Cloud Fellow for 2Revolutions, and lecturer in the Educational Leadership Program at Plymouth State University.

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