Educational equity means that each child receives what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential.

Working toward equity involves:

  1. 1. Ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants in our educational system;
  2. 2. Removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor;
  3. 3. Interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive multicultural school environments for adults and children; and
  4. 4. Discovering and cultivating the unique gifts, talents, and interests that every human possesses.

Competency Systems ® support educational equity through it's a comprehensive suite of learning experiences aligned to the performance criteria, which are rigorous, common expectations for learning (knowledge, skills, and dispositions).