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.
U.S. 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.
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 & 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 & 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.