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S.F. No. 485 - Competency-based education plan
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
Prepared By: Bjorn E. Arneson, Senate Analyst (651/296-3812)
Date: February 22, 2019


Section 1. Competency-based education. Clarifies that a school may adopt a locally developed competency-based education plan to allow students to meet academic standards, earn credits, and advance to higher levels of learning by demonstrating mastery of required state standards, regardless of the time or pace of learning. Requires a participating school to include a description of plan elements in its annual district World’s Best Workforce plan or charter school public report. Requires a participating school to administer the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. Clarifies the calculation of average daily membership for students participating in a competency-based plan.

Sec. 2. Evaluation of pupil growth and progress; permanent records. Clarifies that a district’s program of pupil growth and progress may include competency-based education.


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