CAE Study Shows Essential College and Career Readiness Skills Can Be Effectively Assessed Across Higher Ed Fields of Study

By eCampus News Staff | May 17, 2022 | eCampus News

Nonprofit found graduating students’ field of study had no significant interaction with an assessment of their critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills

The  Council for Aid to Education, Inc. released new research that shows students from different fields of study, such as the humanities or STEM, do not perform better or worse on various versions of an assessment of critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills. The findings demonstrate that these skills, which are predictive of academic success and in high-demand by today’s employers, can be measured using carefully designed and developed performance-based assessments.

In addition to content knowledge, we must be certain students are learning these higher order skills, which are rarely explicitly taught.