Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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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September 29, 2008
Long criticized for providing too little information about their prices and performance, college groups are now pouring (often overlapping) information onto the Internet.
September 22, 2008
Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.
August 18, 2008
One university's boast about its CLA test scores suggests that student learning outcomes might be the next battleground on which colleges compete.
August 4, 2008
Professors and administrators from dozens of independent colleges gather to share advice -- and their concerns -- about using the Collegiate Learning Assessment effectively.
July 21, 2008
Education secretary's final higher ed summit finds general consensus on problems, but less on how to fix them -- and who should take charge.
July 18, 2008
In ambitious, long-term effort, West Point maps and measures a multi-layered set of outcomes across the curriculum.
July 15, 2008
As education secretary's summit awaits, report from business officers' group assesses the impact of her panel on higher education.
June 6, 2008
For-profit giant releases study designed to show how much learning takes place, but were the "before" and "after" comparisons of the same group?
April 21, 2008
In many quarters within American higher education, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is viewed (unfairly, she and her supporters would argue) as an almost single-minded advocate for more, and more standardized, measurement of how well college students are educated. The position of Spellings's Education Department on testing has made her unpopular with many college leaders and faculty members in the United States.
January 31, 2008
Two higher education groups say academic leaders should take charge of effort to collect and publicly report outcomes -- largely shunning "comparability" pushed by politicians.

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