The Committee on Curriculum and Assessment was developed by merging the Curriculum Alignment Initiative (CAI) and Learning Assessment in Missouri Postsecondary Education (LAMP) committees into a single postsecondary advisory group 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.   This merger was approved by the CBHE at the September 9, 2010 board meeting

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. 

The Learning Assessment in Missouri Postsecondary Education initiative was created to consider statewide issues surrounding learning assessment in Missouri.  Consensus on student learning assessment issues will support multiple state-level priorities. 

Click on the links below for additional information on the CAI and LAMP initiatives.

Curriculum and Assessment History Timeline

Curriculum Alignment Initiative

Learning Assessment in Postsecondary Education