The report is an update on the 2011 working definition of competency-based education. Implementing education at deeper levels is becoming a great shift in school culture, structure, and pedagogy.

Feedback received during 8 years after the original definition reflected a need for updating key issues. This actual report presents a new definition, developed by many experts on the field. It also includes context for understanding the definition and extra resources for additional exploration.


Levine, E. & Patrick, S. (2019). What is competency-based education? An updated definition. Vienna, VA: Aurora Institute.