Student success and retention using new definitions created for nonterm, direct assessment CBE

April 28, 2017

Nonterm, direct assessment competency-based education gives students unique options for tailoring their coursework to fit their individual needs. These options invalidate traditional measures of student retention and success (such as such as yearly retention, grade point average, or 4-year graduation rates) that assume all students will complete courses at the same rate and will remain continuously enrolled from admission to graduation. In this article, we propose a new measure of retention, reenrollment within 6 months, and explore its relationship to student success in the University of Wisconsin Flexible Option.

The Journal of Competency-Based Education