NEW YORK, NY — July 16, 2014 — As the profile of an “average” college student changes, higher education institutions are taking on new learning models to address this shift and meet the demands for affordable and flexible education. One such model is emerging, known as Competency-Based Education (CBE), which allows students to advance based on their ability to master a skill or competency at their own pace. To help more institutions assess their readiness to implement this new model, Pearson announced a framework and assessment for Competency-Based Education that focuses on three main areas of creating an effective program: Prepare, Build and Sustain.
Pearson’s seven-step model seeks to help lay the groundwork for institutions interested in launching successful CBE programs. The CBE model builds a foundation of achievement, allowing institutions to serve more students in less time and at lower cost, with a focus on skills that lead to greater employability.