Farmington Competencies and Rubrics

What is Competency Based Learning?

  • Students advance upon demonstrated competency.
  • Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
  • Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
  • Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
  • Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions.

*Adapted from iNACOL's Definition of Competency Based Learning.


How is personalized-competency based learning connected to our strategic plan?

PCBL is a framework that allows learners to be agents of their own learning:

  • Learners make choices based on their needs and learning progression.
  • Learners provide evidence of progress on competencies to assess their level of learning.
  • Learners connect to their learning based on their strengths, interests, and spark.
  • Learners become informed problem solvers able to reflect and revise throughout their learning experience.