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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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.

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.

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