Competency-Based Education in Three Pilot Programs: What It Is, How It's Implemented, and How It's Working
In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extended grants to three organizations involved with competency-based education approaches. RAND examined these organizations' implementation, student experiences, and student outcomes.
Aug 4, 2014
Competency-based education provides students with flexible pacing and opportunities for choice, and it awards credit for evidence of learning. RAND evaluated implementation of three pilot programs, along with students' experiences and performance.
Aug 4, 2014
Process Evaluation of the New Mexico Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant
This report describes the evaluation of the New Mexico Home Visiting Competitive Development Grant, which aimed to pilot test the use of implementation supports to improve the development and implementation of home visiting in high-need communities.
Jul 23, 2014
Summarizes how testing of K-12 students affects teaching practice, and identifies characteristics of assessment systems that can promote deeper-learning skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving.
Feb 28, 2014
New Assessments, Better Instruction? Designing Assessment Systems to Promote Instructional Improvement
Reviews the literature on how assessment affects teaching practice and the conditions that moderate that relationship.
Sep 3, 2013