[Curriculum Directors] Reminder: Competency-based Learning Pilot Phase One Application due May 15, 2017

Young, Sarah Sarah.Young at schools.utah.gov
Thu May 11 00:40:12 MDT 2017

The Competency-based Learning Exploratory Team:

Pilot Phase One FY 2018

Available to LEA teams

Overview: The Utah State Board of Education is continuing the innovation for competency-based learning by establishing a Competency-based Learning Exploratory Team - Pilot Phase One opportunity for public districts and charter schools for the 2017-2018 school year.  This exploratory team builds on the Competency-based Learning Amendment (S.B. 143, http://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/SB0143.html) that was passed in the 2016 General Legislative Session.  This statute calls for the establishment of a review committee to support the Competency-Based Education Grants Program consisting of grants to improve educational outcomes in public schools by advancing student mastery of concepts and skills through the following core principles:

■       student advancement upon mastery of a concept or skill;

■       competencies that include explicit, measurable, and transferable learning objectives that empower a student;

■       assessment that is meaningful and provides a positive learning experience for a student;

■       timely, differentiated support based on a student's individual learning needs; and

■       learning outcomes that emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge along with the development of important skills and dispositions.

This competitive grant allows LEAs an opportunity to join an exploratory team to conduct site visits during 2017-2018 to help inform the Utah pilot program creation and the application of competency-based learning best practices to your own LEA.


As per Utah State Board of Education Rule R277- 712 (https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-712.htm) an LEA must apply as an exploratory team of at least 4 individuals for the Pilot Phase One 2017-2018 and include the following:

*         the school district superintendent or charter school executive director; and

o   the LEA's curriculum director; or

o   the LEA's proposed competency-based education program manager.

*         A member of an LEA's local school board or charter school governing board and other staff identified by the applying LEA

*         A member of school building administration

Link to Competency-based Learning Pilot Phase One Application: https://goo.gl/oiyKwH

Due Date: Completed Applications due May 15, 2017 by 5:00 PM MST


Sarah Young

Coordinator for Digital Teaching and Learning

Utah State Board of Education

sarah.young at schools.utah.gov<mailto:sarah.young at schools.utah.gov>

250 East 500 South

PO Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200

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