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Examine the joint work that community colleges and employers must undertake to evaluate the workplace skills of work-based students, in this video from Jobs for the Future (JFF). One of the critical elements for designing a work-based course is having an assessment instrument that maps onto learning requirements and work activities. To ensure that the instruments being developed serve both college and employer needs, program administrators and faculty need to work in tandem with company leadership. The employer helps identify those tasks students must perform to be deemed proficient at their job, and the faculty then designs easy-to-use instruments to help evaluate knowledge and skills and determine a student’s grade. This resource is especially useful for employer supervisors, program administrators, and college faculty.
Click on Support Materials for background information, discussion questions, and follow-up information about the Work-Based Courses Toolkit. This resource is part of the Work-Based Courses: Bringing College to the Production Line collection.
Find out more about the Work-Based Course Model.