The Comp-XM® process meets these standards of accreditation:
1. Stated learning outcome goals
2. Sufficient content to meet the learning goals
3. Assessment of learning outcomes; evidence of student mastery
4. Use of the results to improve learning and program effectiveness
5. Relevance to student goals
6. Active student participation
7. Balance between theory and practice
8. Opportunity for students to practice their learned skills
9. Collaborative learning
Comp-XM Addresses AACSB Assurance of Learning Standards
Comp-XM, The Competency Exam, addresses the AACSB's Assurance of Learning Standards directly.
Standards 16 and 18
Basis for Judgment
For each undergraduate degree program the school demonstrates that students meet the learning goals. Or, if assessment demonstrates that learning goals are not being met, the school has instituted efforts to eliminate the discrepancy." (Standard 18 rephrases this for MBA programs.)
Guidance for Documentation
"Show that students meet all of the learning goals for undergraduate degree programs. Or, if assessment demonstrates that learning goals are not being met, describe efforts that have been instituted to eliminate the discrepancy." (Standard 18 rephrases for MBA programs.)
Comp-XM addresses these standards by giving a student a simulated company to manage, examining the student's performance over four simulated years, and then testing the student's understanding of the problems and issues by their ability to answer multiple series of board query questions. This two-step exam process both evaluates student understanding, and serves as a quality control instrument.
Standard 19 examines knowledge and skills in master's level specialty programs.
Basis for Judgment
"The school is responsible for the quality of learning counted toward satisfying degree requirements regardless of where or how it takes place."
Guidelines for Documentation
"Display examples of student work showing the ability to apply and adapt accumulated knowledge."
By tailoring the Comp-XM with questions that match your schools learning objectives, you can focus on particular parts of the curriculum for quality control and assessment purposes.
The business school's faculty, in aggregate, its faculty subunits, and individual faculty, administrators, and staff share responsibility to:
- Set high expectations for academic achievement and provide leadership toward those expectations
- Evaluate instructional effectiveness and overall student achievement
- Continuously improve instructional programs
- Innovate in instructional processes
Comp-XM provides you and your school with evidence that your students have achieved a satisfactory level of business acumen.
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