Competency-based education is a popular and controversial topic in education at the moment – and it’s not going anywhere. In the past year, competency-based programs have grown exponentially. However, despite support from the Department of Education, its Office of Inspector General has criticized competency-based education and recently released an audit raising concerns, specifically around regular interactions with faculty. Michael B. Horn of Entangled Solutions points out that any new system that disrupts education will inevitably seem to fail to measure up to traditional systems, especially when using old metrics. Horn also warns of the pitfalls of trying to structure new systems: if too many changes are made in the attempt to meet regulations, competency-based programs may lose what made them effective and disruptive in the first place.