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Competency-Based Education (CBE)

In 2012, Senate File 2284 approved competency-based education (CBE). In 2013, House File 215 provided funding to be used as grants to districts participating in a collaborative effort toward CBE pathways for their students.

The following documents were created during the four-year pilot:

Guidelines for PK-12 Competency-Based Education

District Reflection and Action Planning for Transition to Competency-based Education

Competency-based Education Resources

Competency-based Education Glossary of Terms

CBE Iowa Department of Education Guidance July 2019

Currently, the AEA system houses The Center, a program to support Iowa districts interested in competency-based education.