Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Jul 03, 2014
In expansive interview about higher ed, the education secretary differentiates about dangers of varying degrees of student debt and suggests colleges might be rated based on whether they improve or not.

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March 29, 2007

Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.

February 23, 2007

Almost from the beginning of its work, the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education made it clear that it considered the American system of higher education accreditation to be falling short of its mission to be the chief guardian of quality among the nation’s colleges.

February 2, 2007

Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.

January 17, 2007

Blackboard's push brings one of higher ed's biggest companies into new field -- welcome news for some, worrisome for others.

December 6, 2006

Education Department panel blasts controversial accreditor of liberal education programs, restricting its authority for 6 months.

November 3, 2006

Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.

August 8, 2006

While ETSs paper backs national measures of student outcomes, a discussion reveals differences with U.S. commission's approach.

August 1, 2006

By now, it is widely accepted that curricular efforts to "engage" students -- to involve them deeply in the process of learning and in the actual material they study -- pays off. But as the number and proportion of underrepresented minority students and academically underprepared students of all races in college grows, educators and policy makers have lacked hard evidence that "engagement" practices work for those students, too.

July 11, 2006

State college groups flesh out plan for members to make public a "bundle of information" about learning climate and student outcomes.

February 15, 2006

As federal panel talks of testing what students learn, college officials accept accountability but fear a national mandate.

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