Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jul 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.

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April 30, 2012

Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).

April 20, 2012

Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

April 17, 2012

Decades ago, two colleges in Virginia decided all students would need to pass essay exam to graduate. Old Dominion just dropped the unusual requirement, while Hampden-Sydney has no intention of doing so.

April 13, 2012

Study documents how Gates and Lumina -- by collaborating with government, funding intermediaries, and investing heavily in messaging -- have reshaped the philanthropic role in higher education, for better and worse.

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.

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