AUSTIN – Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation released the first of two studies examining competency-based education in higher education.
“Our studies, which focus on nursing and teaching degrees, find competency-based programs may be more attainable for students, thereby creating more opportunity for students and the employers looking to fill these roles,” said Dr. Tom Lindsay, director of the Center for Education Innovation at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Competency-based education allows students to progress at their own pace, with greater flexibility and often at less cost.”
Competency-based education programs differ from traditional models in that progress is based on students demonstrating understanding and skills instead of a focus on hours in a classroom.
The report can be found here.
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin that aims to foster human flourishing by protecting and promoting liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility.