Implementation and Outcomes of Competency-Based Education in Three Community Colleges: Findings from the Comprehensive Evaluation of a TAACCCT Grant (Executive Summary)
Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research
Sep 30, 2016
- The consortium colleges successfully implemented their programs as planned, meeting most implementation milestones and outcome targets, and laying a foundation for scaling and sustaining the programs after the grant period.
- Consortium-wide, 35 percent of participants completed a grant-funded program of study; their employment rates started and remained high, and wages for employed participants increased after program enrollment at a higher rate than the national average.
- Gatekeeper course completion rates were slightly lower for participants than for comparison students while, differences in participants’ and nonparticipants’ credential completion rates varied by college and may reflect unobservable differences between the groups.
- CBE models should be one of multiple options for college students, especially since they appear best suited for those who are mature and academically well prepared.
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