Profile 1: Ideal Implementation


How do portfolios translate to credits? In this implementation, we would not translate to traditional credits. Each competency would be its own “mastery credit”. For example, if there are 30 graduation competencies in the portfolio model, there would be a possibility of 30 mastery credits. There are two different levels of mastery credits: [...]

Workshop: Intro to CBE


Description This workshop is great for folks new to CBE but it’s also valuable for experienced CBE practitioners that want to learn more about our approach. A common question we get from beginners is, “but what does it look like?” One of the ways to begin to answer this question is to [...]

Definition and Design Principles of CBE


Description In 2011, 100 educators from around the country came together for a convening and one of the artifacts was a working definition. It is this definition that became the inspiration for the Learning What Matters Competency Framework. Students advance upon demonstrated mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives [...]

Design Template: Continuum Builder


Description The spreadsheet contains a custom script that allows you to choose from all LWM competencies and skills to create an interdisciplinary continuum to use for a specific task. There are options to email the custom continuum to students and a way to export to PDF. Authors: Eliana Cohen from [...]

World Language Competencies


WL.1 Communication: I can communicate effectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. WL.2 Cultures: I can interact with cultural competence and understanding. WL.3 Comparisons: I can develop insight into the nature language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. [...]

Visual Art Competencies and Continua


VA.1 Creating: I can conceive and develop new artistic ideas and work. VA.2 Presenting: I can interpret and share artistic work. VA.3 Evaluating: I can understand and evaluate how the arts convey meaning. Get Competencies and Continua Open Resources Aligned to Each Competency

Social Studies Competencies and Continua


SS.1 Analyzing Historical Events: I can apply historical literacy to demonstrate knowledge of major eras, enduring themes, turning points, and historic influences in the modern world. SS.2 Engaging as a Citizen: I can translate ideas, concerns, and findings into appropriate and responsible individual or collective action to improve conditions. SS.3 Understand Geographic [...]

Science Competencies and Continua


SCI.1 Lead Scientific Investigations: I can plan and carry out a scientific investigation. SCI.2 Analyze and Interpret Data: I can analyze and interpret data to construct evidence-based explanations. SCI.3 Develop and Use Models: I can develop and use models to make predictions about phenomena, analyze systems, and communicate ideas. SCI.4 Technical Writing: I [...]