July 15, 2014
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce
on July 10, 2014
H.R. 3136 would reserve $1 million from funding for the Department of Education to authorize the Secretary to select up to 20 eligible entities to participate in demonstration projects related to competency-based education. Competency-based education focuses on measuring student achievement through an assessment of a student’s knowledge and skills rather than by the completion of clock or credit hours.
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3136 would require $1 million for administrative
costs for the department over the 2015-2019 period, assuming the availability of
Additionally, CBO projects that enacting the bill could affect direct spending for student
loans and Pell grants; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply. However, CBO
estimates that any direct spending effects would be insignificant for each year and over
the 2015-2024 period. Enacting the bill would have no effect on revenues.
H.R. 3136 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal