Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Competency Based Education

Competency-Based EducationWelcome,

Competency-Based Education in New Hampshire is not a new idea. Anyone who has ever taken a vocational course,  plays a musical instrument or has been involved in sports understands that success in learning anything is  based upon skill development and practice. 

Epping has been involved in Competency-Based Education (CBE) since early 2014.  The district is considered an "early adopter"  of CBE and has been involved in the Performance Assessment Competency Education (PACE) program since its' inception in 2014.

Since the fall of 2015, the educators in Epping have been unpacking all of the infrastructure of the traditional educational system for examination. For example, we looked at the curriculum and aligned the curriculum K-12, vertically by content area.  We have looked at the assessments to ensure that the assessments are valid and reliable; that they test what we think they should test.  We wrote a handbook that outlines the well-researched principles and practices of Competency-Based Education and we have created one grading system K-12. 

I encourage you to read all of the materials in this section of the Website.  Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your building level principal.


Valerie McKenney CAGS

New Hampshire Vision 2.0: Competency-Based Education

Epping School District Competency Rollout

1: Competency Education Overview

Competency Education # 2
Epping School District Competency Administration Roundtable

Competency Education # 3 Competencies and Performance Indicators

EES: EES Competency Video
EMS:Competency Video EMS
EHS:EHS Competency Video

Competency Education # 4

Competency Education # 5 Work Study Practices
Teachers in Trucks Eating Tacos

Competency Education #6
Teacher Interviews -

Competency Education #7 Curriculum Vertical Alignment
Curriculum Vertical Alignment

Competency Education #8
CBE vs. Traditional PSA
How to connect to the Power School grading system

Competency Education #9
Work Study Practice Powerpoint presentation to the Epping School Board
Article Work Study Practices in Epping

Competency Education # 10 PowerSchool Information
Viewing your Child's Grades in Powerschool

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