Achievement-Based Education Law and Legal Definition

Achievement-based education is a type of educational reform that focuses on a student’s performance. The achievement-based education approach is not bound to a particular curriculum theory or philosophy. This approach provides educators with a systematic decision-making process to help them develop a curriculum addressing unique and diverse needs. Educators in achievement based education incorporate national, state, and local content and assessment standards in the curricula. The approach is also known as outcome based education.

There is no particular style of teaching or learning in achievement-based education. Student’s outcome or performance is focused, and students demonstrate that they have learned the required skills and content. Assessment based on experience is promoted in achievement based method. The method discourages traditional education approaches based on direct instruction of facts and standard methods.