Competency-based education organizations & regulations
There are a number of organizations focusing on competency-based education. Below are links to those organizations as well as information on the regulatory environment impacting CBE.
Solving yesterday’s problems constrains tomorrow’s solutions >
The onus on policy makers to create new regulatory frameworks to support innovation in areas like competency-based education.
Caution on competency >
Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes review of competency-based education programs.
US Dept of Ed's letter to the Higher Learning Commission >
The Higher Learning Commission could improve its evaluation of CBE programs to ensure that programs are properly classified for Title IV purposes.
Direct assessment programs >
Processes for identifying risks and evaluating applications for Title IV Eligibility need strengthening to better mitigate risks proposed to the Title IV programs.
Department of Education, experimental site initiative >
Department of Education's background and guidelines for the Experimental Site initiative.
Department of Education letter to accrediting agencies on CBE >
Department of Education's letter to accrediting agencies outlines concerns and instructions regarding accreditation.
Defining competency >
Education Department and regional accreditors seek common ground on competency-based education.
Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions CBE framework >
A common framework for defining and approving competency-based education programs.
Competency-Based Education questions and answers >
Department of Education Dear Colleague letter outlining regulations regarding competency-based education programs, especially in relationship to Title IV student financial aid programs
Final Western Association of Schools and Colleges audit report by the Office of the Inspector General >
The results of the OIG’s audit of WASC regarding how it accredits CBE programs in light of the Department’s “regular and substantive interaction” regulations.