Next Gen Tools: CfA Learning Environment


This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on the learning environment that College for America has created for its direct assessment, competency-based education model. The College for America Learning Environment (CLE) is a comprehensive platform for students and educators that tracks learning and degree progress and provides data management and analytics. It is built upon Salesforce, a commercial customer relations management tool. 

The Next Gen Tools series of 2-page briefs describes tools and strategies used by the NGLC network of breakthrough model grant recipients, in both K-12 and higher education. The briefs are intended for practitioners within and outside of the network who wish to learn about emerging practices with an eye toward future implementation. 

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit

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