Date: 19 March 2015
Author: Jeff Grann
Citation: Grann, J. LAK15 Case Study 3: FlexPath: Building Competency-based, Direct Assessment Offerings, Learning Analytics Review no. LAK15-3, March 2015, ISSN: 2057-7494. http://www.laceproject.eu/learning-analytics-review/building-competency-based-offerings/
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In October 2013, Capella University launched FlexPath, America’s first federally-approved direct assessment program at the bachelor and master degree levels. Students in these offerings advance by demonstrating competencies according to faculty judged performance across multiple authentic assessments. This case study describes the offering’s development, operations and performance, and includes evidence suggesting that students save both time and money compared to credit-bearing programs while maintaining comparable levels of academic achievement.
This case study has been published as part of the practitioner track of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference LAK15, Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact held in Marist College, New York on 16-20 March 2015.
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