Division of Learning Services

Competency-based learning (draft)

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is exploring alternatives that replace the traditional time-based educational system with a competency-based system. Competency-based learning (CBL) is an education practice that places the learner at the center. In February of 2022, DESE tasked a group of Missouri educators to lead the Success Ready Students Work Group (SRSWG) with identifying the key ingredients for successful implementation of competency-based education at state and local levels.