Competency Based Education (CBE)

Oyster River Cooperative School District (ORCSD) competencies are designed as broad, overarching concepts that encompass multiple learning standards which are interconnected and requires a student to transfer learning in the curriculum. A competency describes what a student should know and be able to do. All competencies utilized in the ORCSD, are teacher created based on relevant standards and curriculum.

We believe the learning process should reflect what students know and are able to do. We believe that learning should be transparent and that feedback should be accurate, consistent, and meaningful to support the educational process. In traditional grading the focus was on what students earned and not learned. Competency based education focuses on what students learn instead of what they earn.

2024 Competency-Based Reporting Survey

To view our recent Competency-Based Reporting Survey from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, please click on the file below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Definitions

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