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Expanding Competency-Based Education for All Learners

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This brief explores the potential of competency-based education to meet the needs of underprepared adult learners who would benefit from a faster route to college completion. Interest in CBE is surging, but most programs serve students who are already well prepared for higher education. JFF is leading an effort to examine how postsecondary CBE models can be designed to better serve low-income, low-skilled adults who are not yet college ready. We kicked off this initiative with a convening of educators, policymakers, and researchers, the results of which are captured in this paper.

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