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
In this series, we will highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. We’ve interviewed dozens of provosts and chief academic officers as part of our research into this area, and these are some of the most noteworthy practices we’ve come Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Davidson County Community College[…]
According to a recent Strada-Gallup report, 86% of college students view getting a better job as a critical factor in their decision to pursue a degree—however polling from a number of sources show that they (and prospective employers) are less confident than ever that these graduates will succeed in the workforce. Why is this disconnect Read more about A Question of Confidence: Do Students Feel Prepared for the Workforce[…]
On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on whether to repeal a set of standards better known to the public as net neutrality. Net neutrality means that internet service providers (ISPs) are regulated as public utilities providers, and as such must provide a level playing field for internet traffic. For example, because the Read more about Does Net Neutrality Help or Hinder Critical Thinking?[…]
“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[…]
In times of change, it can be difficult to know what’s a passing fad, and what represents a fundamental shift in the bigger system. The pace of change today adds another layer: preparing for the future is like trying to hit a moving target in the best circumstances, and now that target is rocketing along Read more about 21st Century Problems: Are We Preparing Students for Modern Challenges?[…]
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[…]