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

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

A National Landscape Scan of Personalized Learning in K-12 Education in the United States (Gross et al, 2018)