Resource Library

Browse these resources to develop a competency-based education program at your institution, help you lead CBE at the programmatic, institutional, or state-system level, or learn about the latest CBE research, design models, and best practices.

Key C-BEN Resources

Below you will find our most downloaded CBE guides and resources.

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs: User's Guide

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs: User's Guide

The CBE Story A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit

The CBE Story A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit

C-BEN Employer Engagement Best Practices Toolkit

C-BEN Employer Engagement Best Practices Toolkit

Partners in a new Learning Model: Competency-Based Education and Credit for Prior Learning

Partners in a new Learning Model: Competency-Based Education and Credit for Prior Learning

Designing with Equity in Mind

Designing with Equity in Mind: An Action Toolkit for Competency-Based Education

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education (Sturgis, 2014)

Meeting Students Where They Are (Rudenstine et al, 2018)

Meeting Students Where They Are (Rudenstine et al, 2017)

Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education: The Relationship Between Competency-Based Education Practices and Students’ Learning Skills, Behaviors, and Dispositions (AIR, 2016)

Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems (Casey and Sturgis, 2018)

In Pursuit of Equality: A Framework for Equity Strategies in Competency-Based Education (Sturgis, 2017)

How One New Hampshire District is Leveraging Success Skills in a Competency-Based System (Vander Els and Kiley, 2018)

Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation

Competency-based Education: Supporting Personalized Learning (Twyman, 2014)

Competency-Based Education Across America (Sturgis, 2016)

Competency Education and Personalized Learning