The Committee on Curriculum and Assessment was developed to address both the alignment of competencies and assessments across educational sectors and to continue emphasizing the importance of assessment at all Missouri higher education institutions.

The Curriculum Alignment Initiative was created to improve the college readiness of students throughout Missouri by clearly articulating to high school students, parents and teachers what it means to be ready for college, and to smooth the transfer of college coursework between institutions.  The CAI established competencies for entry-level competencies that outline the minimum threshold for success in collegiate-level coursework, based on broad discipline areas; exit-level competencies were developed to address the core competencies students should have mastered upon completion of a beginning general education course. To-date, competencies have been developed for 16 general education courses. 

Curriculum and Assessment History Timeline

Curriculum Alignment Initiative