Resource Library

Browse these resources to develop a competency-based education program at your institution, help you lead CBE at the programmatic, institutional, or state-system level, or learn about the latest CBE research, design models, and best practices.

Key C-BEN Resources

Below you will find our most downloaded CBE guides and resources.

Interoperable Learning & Employment Records

CompetencyXChange Agenda

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs: User's Guide

The CBE Story A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit

C-BEN Employer Engagement Best Practices Toolkit

Partners in a new Learning Model: Competency-Based Education and Credit for Prior Learning

Designing with Equity in Mind: An Action Toolkit for Competency-Based Education

Who enrolls in competency-based education? An examination of the demographics and finances of competency-based education programs (Kelchen, 2016)

The Student Perspective on Competency-Based Education: Qualitative Research on Support, Skills, and Success (Wang, 2015)

The Landscape of Competency-Based Education: Enrollments, Demographics, and Affordability (AEI, 2015)

On the Path to Success: Early Evidence About the Efficacy of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education Programs (AIR, 2016)

Making the Case for Competency-Based Education: Early Lessons From the Field (AIR, 2016)

Innovate and evaluate: Expanding the research base for competency-based education (AIR, 2016)

Impact Research: Introducing a program of research on the impact of College for America (CfA, 2016)