An Introduction to Competency-Based Education
This webinar answers the most frequently asked questions about competency-based education, also referred to as mastery-based learning.
Charting New Frontiers in Student-Centered Learning
Just released in Connecticut, this report issues recommendations to advance student-centered learning for Connecticut's children.
Welcome from the Commissioner
Welcome to the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Mastery-Based Learning Resource Center. This website is designed to support local school districts that choose to implement Mastery-Based Learning as well as families and community partners who want to learn more about this model. Connecticut offers Mastery-Based Learning as one option that districts may use in awarding credit for graduation or promotion. Through a variety of articles, videos, and links, this site outlines issues that districts may face when planning to transition to a Mastery-Based Learning Environment. Additional resources around community engagement, policy and practice are included for districts who have already begun their implementation journey.
We are interested in your feedback about what is useful to your district as well as what should be added to the website to meet your district needs. The Connecticut State Department of Education is especially interested in artifacts that districts are willing to share for inclusion on the site. The exchange of materials on the web site provides recognition to the innovative practices in many districts and helps districts beginning the transition to Mastery-Based Learning systems.