Innovate and Evaluate
Expanding the Research Base for Competency-Based Education
The benefits of expanding access to competency-based education (CBE) could be substantial, contends this paper from the American Enterprise Institute. But what does existing research suggest about the likely effect of reforms to promote CBE? The study attempts to provide answers, as well as insight on the questions that remain, with an analysis of 380 studies of postsecondary CBE and prior-learning assessment listed in the Department of Education’s Education Resources Information Center database.