Best Practices for Competency-Based Assessment

C-BEN’s early influence on the field, and its fast growing reputation as a network focused on leading for the greater good, can be traced in part to its founding members’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and work together across institutional boundaries on common challenges to building high-quality CBE programs. The C-BEN Collaboratory will deepen and extend C-BEN’s founding commitment to collaborative work, creating time-bound and field-advancing projects aimed at accelerating progress, enhancing learner and program outcomes, and raising the profile of the network and its members.

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This collaborative project produced a resource took kit to:

  • Identify the hallmarks of high-quality CBE assessment practices and provide agreed upon definitions
  • Illustrate how hallmark practices are applied through a credential-level strategy example
  • Explore the range of assessment types that lead to successful demonstration of competence
  • Identify the evidence needed to show compliance with C-BEN’s Quality Framework for Element #4 (Credential-level Assessment Strategy with Robust Implementation).

The Best-Practices for Competency-Based Assessment was released in October 2021 and can be found here.