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Implementation and outcomes of competency-based education in three community colleges: Findings from the comprehensive evaluation of a TAACCCT grant (executive summary)

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 09:53
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Person, Ann E.
Thomas, Jaime
Goble, Lisbeth
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Oakland, CA
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Published Date (Date): 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Competency-based education models allow students to move through material independently, advancing when they demonstrate content mastery. Proponents of competency-based approaches view them as a potential solution to student demand for flexible, career-relevant programs and to employer demand for skilled workers. This executive summary presents findings from the comprehensive evaluation of online, competency-based information technology programs offered by a consortium of three community colleges under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. The document summarizes findings on program implementation and outcomes. It concludes with a discussion of the implications of the evaluation findings for the ongoing public conversation around competency-based education, especially its application in community college contexts. (Author abstract)

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