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  • CAS Learning Outcomes

    Student completion of CAS is based on the achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes throughout the student’s CAS program, over a period of 18 months. Some outcomes will be achieved many times, others few. Not all CAS experiences can achieve a learning outcome, but through a variety of CAS experiences all seven learning outcomes must be met throughout the CAS program.

    Learning outcomes are differentiated from assessment objectives because they are not rated on a scale. The completion decision for each student is “Is there evidence these outcomes have been achieved?” Most commonly, the evidence of achieving the seven learning outcomes will be found in student reflection.

    To complete the CAS program, there should be evidence that students have achieved:

    1. Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
      Students are able to see themselves as individuals with various abilities and skills, of which some are more developed then others.
    2. Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
      A new challenge may be an unfamiliar experience or an extension of an existing one. The newly acquired or developed skill may be shown through experiences the student had not previously undertaken or through increased expertise in the established area.
    3. Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
      Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience or by launching a new idea or process.
    4. Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
      Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.
    5. Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
      Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.
    6. Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
      Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issues either locally, nationally, or internationally.
    7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
      Students show awareness of the consequences of choice and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.

    Students will indicate which learning outcomes were achieved in each experience on their Reflection Form.

Creativity, Activity and Service...

CAS Overview

CAS Experiences

CAS Stages


CAS Project

Learning Outcomes

Reflection and Portfolio

  • Planning Form (Links to an external site.)
  • Reflection Form (Links to an external site.)
  • Summary Form

  • Information on these pages is from the Diploma Programme Creativity, activity, service guide. International Baccalaureate Organization. 2015. Print.