Competency-Based Education Pilot

Competency-Based Education Contact

Buddy Harris,
Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional Learning
(614) 728-7731

The Competency-Based Education Pilot, established by the 131st General Assembly in Amended Substitute House Bill 64, will allow for five selected applicants to plan and implement competency-based programs during the pilot (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 school years). Eligible applicants include community schools, joint vocational school districts, STEM schools, traditional school districts, and educational service center-led consortia. Funding will be awarded in an amount up to $200,000 per academic year for selected applicants.

This Competency-Based Education Pilot is designed to:

  • Promote innovative learning that has meaning to students, cuts across multiple curriculum areas, and extends outside of the classroom;
  • Advance students to higher-level work once they demonstrate mastery of competencies, rather than advancing based upon seat time in the classroom;
  • Give supports to struggling students before they advance, and prevent further failure down the road;
  • Keep all students on pace to graduate, and ensure those below level make rapid progress;
  • Graduate students with deeper college and career ready skills; and
  • Inform future development of statewide competency-based policies and programs.

Questions may be directed to

Selected Pilot Sites & Resources:

Annual Report Documents

Last Modified: 6/24/2019 3:45:22 PM