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Measuring Mastery

Best Practices for Assessment in Competency-Based Education

Posted: April 15, 2015
Authors: Katie Larsen McClarty, Matthew N. Gaertner
Organizations: Center for College & Career Success, Center on Higher Education Reform, AEI

While college costs have risen dramatically over the past decade, degree completion rates have remained stubbornly flat, leading policymakers and advocates to look for new models of education that can reduce costs and raise productivity. Reformers have increasingly touted competency-based education (CBE) as a potential remedy for escalating prices and stagnant graduation rates.

Measuring Mastery