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Just Ask: The CBE 360 Survey Toolkit

CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Are your students experiencing the competency-based experience the way you hope they are? Is there transparency so they know what they need to do to be successful? Do students feel that they are making decisions about their learning? And how does the student experience differ from what teachers believe they are doing?

The only way to find out is to ask students and teachers about their experiences. American Institutes for Research (AIR) has created the CBE 360 Survey Toolkit to help you get started. This customizable toolkit includes a student experiences survey, a teacher practices survey, a user’s guide, and companion tools such as checklists and consent documents. These materials are free for anyone to use. Microsoft Word versions or the SurveyMonkey templates can be provided upon request. If you are interested in using these exciting new tools in your school(s) and would like additional support adopting or utilizing these surveys, please contact the CCRS Center at [email protected].

Do you want to know more? AIR is hosting the webinar Tools for Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education on September 12, 2017, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide an overview of the toolkit, and participants will hear from national experts and practitioners on lessons learned with implementing CBE.

Also check out the report Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education to find out what AIR discovered by using the survey.