Guide to the Competency-Based Learning Survey for Students
As your learning environment moves forward with learner-centered, transformational work, the expressed elements—competency-based; personalized, relevant, and contextualized; learner agency; socially embedded; and open-walled—of learning need assessment tools to determine the effectiveness of the strategies being employed.
These assessments should include the quantitative and qualitative measurements that provide evidence of success in the development of a learner’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Included in this broad framework is the learner’s ability to transparently recognize the strategies they are actors in. If a learner is unable to identify the frame- work in which he or she is learning under, they will be hard-pressed to apply their practice independently. The Education Development Center (EDC) provides such a tool for competency- based assessment. Their Competency-Based Learning Survey measures the effectiveness of competency-based implementation, including the understanding learners have of such a system. By capturing the full scope of your environment’s competency-based implementation, you can see a clear way forward for future iterations.