In our work across the U.S., we’ve seen the impact personalized, competency-based learning has in states, districts and schools – as well as in the lives of educators and learners.

By the numbers

States in which KnowledgeWorks is working
States that introduced legislation in 2023 supporting personalized, competency-based learning
Math gains in personalized learning environments over peers in traditional schools
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Making the case with data

The field of personalized, competency-based learning is growing quickly, and so is the body of data that supports the impacts and outcomes of student-centered and competency-based approaches to teaching and learning. Our searchable data library contains actively curated research from established and emerging evidence sources including: formal studies, evaluation reports and evidence collected directly by schools and state leaders.


“This type of work is what helps teachers be able to stay in the classroom as they have a chance to positively impact their profession.”
Participant in Utah competencies workshops A partnership between KnowledgeWorks and
the Utah State Board of Education