Direct Assessment: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Maturing CBE
Tuesday, March 7 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Speakers: Jeff Grann, Capella University; Joel Hernandez, eLumen; Mark Leuba, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Administrators and policy makers are increasingly advocating for direct-assessment competency-based programs as authentic demonstrations of a learner’s knowledge, skills, and abilities while also seeking to increase access to higher education, decrease costs, and improve learning outcomes and completion rates.
Competency-based Education (CBE) and outcomes-driven programs have attracted a great deal of interest, but there are many roadblocks to success, such as: (1) complications managing competencies within and among existing systems, (2) a lack of tools to align content and assessments to competencies, and (3) representing competency achievements on the transcript. This presentation will relay how institutions and organizations are collaborating to address these and related challenges.