The growth of the postsecondary competency-based education (CBE) ecosystem is contingent on CBE programs demonstrating that they fulfill core value propositions for students, including improving access, success, quality, and affordability. To support program leaders and researchers in building evidence about student outcomes in CBE programs, AIR and the Institute for Competency-Based Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce developed this brief, which proposes a CBE Student Outcomes Metrics Framework for descriptive and evaluative research.
16 May 2016
As higher education policymakers and advocates consider new federal measures of student persistence and completion, how do these measures “stack up” when data from actual institutions—particularly those that serve “post-traditional” students—are used to calculate them? This technical report uses data from 11 institutions to demonstrate the importance of including all students and all outcomes in measures of institutional performance.