Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass today announced a meeting of the Competency-Based Instruction Task Force on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The meeting will take place at the School Administrators of Iowa office, 12199 Stratford Dr., in Clive. Meetings are open to the public.
The task force was established in Senate File 2284 to study competency-based instruction standards and the integration of competency-based instruction with the Iowa Core, as well as to develop assessment models and professional development for educators.
Under a competency-based education system, students earn credit and advance to the next level based on their mastery of content rather than their age or seat time.
Tuesday’s agenda is as follows:
8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Intro
8:45 a.m. - Discussion of Ning, Guidelines, Our Charge
9 a.m - Crosswalk with Iowa Core
9:15 a.m. - Work Group Time
10:15 a.m. - Update from Work Groups
12:45 p.m. - Work Group Time: Process Feedback and Establish Next Steps
1:45 p.m. - Group Reports
2:15 p.m. - Preliminary Action Plan and Timeline
3 p.m. - Input for Preliminary Report to the Legislature
3:45 p.m. - Next Steps