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Measuring Success through Competency-Based Learning

The alliance will focus on developing and sharing resources on best practices for implementing Competency Based Education (CBE) models at the K-12 and post-secondary levels. Areas of focus may include CBE curriculum, assessments, transcripts, policy, or financial models. Partners span the education ecosystem, including government/policy partners, funding partners, research partners, and implementation partners across the education pipeline.

  • Matt Meyer
    Associate Vice President for STEM Innovations
    North Carolina Community College System
  • Lisa Chapman
    Chief Academic Officer
    North Carolina Community College System
  • Mark Johnson
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Maria Petrie Martin
    Deputy Superintendent
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Sneha Shah Coltrane
    Director of Gifted Education and Advanced Programs
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • MaryAnn Wolf
    Director, Digital Learning Programs
    Friday Institute at North Carolina State University
  • Sam Houston
    President and CEO
    Burroughs Welcome’s North Carolina Science, Math, and Technology Center
  • Eddie Price
    Curriculum, Instruction, & Accountability
    Johnston County Schools
  • Brandon Garland
    Director of Innovation and Policy
    Johnston County Schools


Laura KnappLaura Knapp

Laura Greene Knapp is a researcher with more than 25 years of experience studying education opportunity, college and career readiness, education policy analysis, using data to guide decision making, secondary-to-postsecondary transitions, personalized learning, and identifying promising strategies that facilitate disadvantaged youth access to high quality education programs. Ms. Knapp has developed skills in education research, including directing large, complex projects, designing research studies, evaluating programs and interventions, providing technical assistance, conducting policy analysis, and communicating research findings to both technical and nontechnical audiences.