Competency-based education method takes off in N.H.

08/15/2013 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Competency-based education is gaining momentum nationwide -- tying students' grades to "competencies" in certain core skills, such as writing and math, to creative problem-solving, rather than typical measures of areas including timely homework and extra credit. In New Hampshire, considered a pioneer of the method, English teacher Aaron Wiles said teachers are able to personalize instruction and give more targeted assistance when it is needed, an approach that aims to prepare students for college and careers.

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