Direct Assessment CBE: A Blueprint for Community College Leaders

At a Glance

The Blueprint is designed to support community college leaders in launching a direct assessment competency-based education (CBE) program. Direct assessment CBE requires significant changes to teaching, learning, and business operations that must be addressed strategically. The Blueprint breaks down implementation into seven distinct phases, outlines key activities for each phase, and provides curated resources and frameworks to support site-level work. The document also highlights areas in each phase where state or system leaders can support institutions through specific actions.

This work was designed in collaboration with and in support of the California Community Colleges.

Published sep. 11, 2020




Areas of Work
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement