Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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Mar 11, 2014
A think tank report calls out the private college lobby for opposing a national database on students, which proponents say would bring much-needed accountability to higher education. 

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April 12, 2012
The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.
March 12, 2012
A plan for Indiana's colleges to expand their reach and double the state's woeful college attainment by 2025 has Republican support.
March 7, 2012
Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.
March 7, 2012
Massachusetts is believed to be the first state system to mandate civic engagement measurement.
March 1, 2012
Colleges focusing on independence might be inadvertently harming first-generation students who favor collaboration, a new study contends.
February 29, 2012
Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.
February 13, 2012
In first effort of its kind in the U.S., a discipline works to define what graduates of its programs should be able to do -- from associate degree through the Ph.D.
February 9, 2012
Report says black, Native American and Hispanic students aren't taking AP classes they could succeed in, but are failing the exams they do take at a higher rate.
February 2, 2012
New study finds that community college students often don't take advantage of academic support that could help get them to graduation. The solution may be to make those offerings required.
February 1, 2012
An ambitious research project is proving the payoffs of predictive analytics in higher ed, and early findings overturn conventional wisdom about student success.

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