A course competency is a logically grouped set of knowledge, skills, and behavior that can be measurably demonstrated. Based on content standards, a competency is the means by which a student can demonstrate higher-level thinking around the most relevant and enduring material in a given subject area.

Competencies to Learning

In 2008, the state of New Hampshire eliminated the option of the Carnegie Unit (or seat time) as a determiner of credit for graduation. The State Standards for School Approval now stipulate that credit must be based solely on student demonstration of mastery of course-level competencies (see more here).