Credo Education Foundational Skills Solutions
Report student performance on foundational skills by course, program, or campus-wide to support the requirements of accreditation and other stakeholders.
Streamline cross-curriculum data collection by using a single platform for instructor scoring, with all assessments mapped to your learning outcomes.
Align your course assessments with foundational skills and simplify grading of student artifacts in a streamlined platform that connects to your LMS gradebook – all while utilizing data in the near term to adjust your assessment approach
Build foundational skills through authentic learning experiences and get feedback on your progress as you complete course assignments, earning badges or certificates along the way.
Automate Skill Measurement
Your faculty are already teaching and assessing foundational skills in their courses, but capturing the impact consistently and systematically is challenging yet critical. Now you can easily automate data capture and measurement at the sub-skill learning outcome level from course assignments through programmatic capstone projects across the institution, all without disrupting classes.
Paper based scoring and manually combining spreadsheets are a thing of the past. Faculty grade assessments with online rubrics; scoring data simultaneously populates the course LMS gradebook and learning outcome reports.
Reports on student performance at the course, program, or campus level empower your institution to plan for long term change - all while supporting faculty with data to improve their classroom.
Whether supplementing course materials or used for remediation, Credo’s instructional content and learning assessments give students an opportunity to improve foundational skills through scaffolded learning authentic assessments and scenarios engaging multimedia integrated assessments All Credo content is backwards designed from proven standards such as AAC&U VALUE Rubrics, Paul & Elder, ACRL.
Blog and News
“Fake News” is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2017. From Russian spies, to Balkan troll farms, to Facebook, the creation of purposefully untruthful articles has dominated our discussions this year. One would hope that recognition of the threat would stymie its effectiveness, however there’s every reason to believe the fake news crisis is about to Read more about When AI Meets Fake News[…]
A recent Washington Post analyzed data from one of the country’s largest websites that helps students hone writing and critical thinking skills. After looking at billions of answers provided by over 200,000 students, the results were… underwhelming. A few highlights from the story: Fewer than half of students are able to identify when a claim Read more about The State of Critical Thinking among 6th to 12th Graders[…]
In a recent article for Chief Learning Officer, CEO Lee Maxey sidestepped the usual finger pointing when it comes to who is responsible for the skills gap. It’s true, he argued, that higher ed should invest in teaching the core competencies that business leaders complain are in short supply. Critical thinking and communication are highly Read more about Bridging the Skills Gap from Both Sides[…]
Webinar Recap: Using Rubrics in the Implementation of 21st Century Learning Outcomes Across the Curriculum
When Winston-Salem State University evaluated their Gen Ed curriculum in 2009, they discovered that their goals of improving skills like critical thinking and communicating were hindered by several factors that would need to be addressed. Interim Provost, Dr. Lynn Berry recently joined us to share how her campus worked with Credo Education to implement rubrics Read more about Webinar Recap: Using Rubrics in the Implementation of 21st Century Learning Outcomes Across the Curriculum[…]
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person born between 1957-1964 held about 12 jobs by the age of 48, a number that is projected to grow with each successive generation. Changing jobs comes with the responsibility of learning new skills, a process that is exponentially easier for people who have prioritized learning Read more about As People Change Careers More Often, Learning How to Learn Becomes a Critical Skill[…]
We’ve teamed up with Marlon Mote, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Assessment at Tarrant County College District to propose a panel for next year’s SXSW EDU festival. Like many institutions, Tarrant County College struggled to effectively measure and assess their students’ foundational skills. Attempts which resulted in low student response, inconsistent data and heavy faculty Read more about Vote for our SXSW Panel: Foundational Skills Assessment Success At Tarrant County College[…]
We frequently explore how critical thinking instruction helps students navigate their studies and enables graduates find gainful employment in the knowledge economy. But what about individuals’ time outside of the classroom or the office? Parents, for example, are tested daily in their ability to evaluate information and make responsible decisions. This spans the gamut from Read more about Critical Thinking Outside of the Classroom[…]
Google is off to a rocky summer. The European Union levied a record-setting $2.7 billion antitrust fine against the ubiquitous search engine, and now major media companies are attempting to band together against it and Facebook. While the company (and it’s $90 billion annual revenue) is almost certain to whether these storms, the implications for Read more about What’s Going on with Google, and How it Affects Students[…]
We recently wrapped up our 3-part webinar series, The Onus is On Us: How Higher Education Can Close the Skill Gap. Higher ed consultant Kate Sawyer joined us to discuss how to reimagine existing curricula to better prepare students with the career skills they will need to thrive in the Knowledge Economy. Watch the full Read more about Webinar Recap: Reimagining & Reinforcing Student Success Into Career Success Across the Curriculum[…]