ERIC Number: ED366772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Competency-Based Instruction. Final Report. Volumes I-II.
Lovelace, Bill E.; LaBrecque, Suzanne V.
A statewide assessment process was designed and pilot tested to determine the extent to which competency-based instruction (CBI) has been implemented in vocational-technical education programs and courses in all public community and technical colleges in Texas. The final report consists of two volumes. Volume I contains the rationale (Introduction), procedures, an overview of the presentation of findings, and the summary, conclusions, and recommendations of the project. Volume II presents the responses to the assessment made for each reporting technical education instructional program area and the evaluation model developed by the project. Instructors and program directors from 40 community and technical colleges participated in the assessment, which was designed and conducted by the University of Texas. More than 50% of the responding institutions had implemented 45 of the 52 required characteristics of CBI, and 15 of the 52 characteristics had been implemented by more than 90% of the institutions. The biggest barriers to implementation of CBI were faculty members' fears that CBI will make new demands on their time, no provision of release time for faculty to develop a CBI system format, and few state-provided incentives for development and maintenance of CBI. (Volume I contains the rationale and procedures of the assessment, an overview of the findings, the survey instruments, project summary, project conclusions, and recommendations. Volume II contains 96 tables detailing instructors' and program directors' responses regarding the degree of CBI implementation by program area and barriers to CBI implementation by instructional program area, and the assessment model.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Community and Technical Colleges.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton.
Note: For the summary report, see CE 065 613. The Instructor's Questionnaire is slightly cropped along the right hand margin.