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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January 23, 2009
New center with backing from key education groups will compile data and case studies on evaluation of student learning. And new coalition plans to speak on higher ed's response to demands for accountability.
January 8, 2009
Reinforcing 2004 statement, liberal education group exhorts colleges to ramp up measurement of student learning -- but with emphasis on internal improvement rather than external accountability.
January 7, 2009
Latest engagement survey suggests a significant number of law school students are not adequately prepared for real-world legal writing.
December 12, 2008
Gallaudet U. tries to use annual student survey to measure the effectiveness of significant revisions in its undergraduate curriculum and institutional mission.
December 4, 2008
"You can’t measure what we teach." "The results [of what our students gain in the classroom] won’t be known for 10 years." "You're just going to use the information to evaluate us."
November 17, 2008
New data from engagement survey suggest that two-year institutions need to have higher expectations of students -- especially outside of the classroom.
November 11, 2008
As Measuring Up 2008 prepares to grade higher education progress on a variety of fronts, most states' efforts to gauge academic outcomes have stalled, writes Peter Ewell.
November 10, 2008
In challenge to rankings business, new data from National Survey of Student Engagement show variation in educational quality is more prevalent within institutions than between them.
October 22, 2008
Many say U.S. graduation rate formula is hopelessly flawed. U. of Alaska at Anchorage creates its own method -- and invites others to follow.
October 13, 2008
As deans, professors and association leaders meet to advance and assess liberal education, they reach tentative accord on a national, coordinated strategy.

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