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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December 5, 2013
Measuring what students have learned and can do is hard enough, but we really should be trying to assess what our institutions have prepared them to learn later, writes Mark Salisbury.
November 22, 2013
Two senators join the increasingly crowded Washington bandwagon for alternative forms of higher education to have access to federal funding. They also want college aid tied to institutional performance.
November 21, 2013
UConn's stalled proposal to limit outside credits earned by non-transfer students generates controversy and may be a sign of future tussles to come over "unbundled" degrees.
November 4, 2013
Adult students aren't using College Scorecard and other consumer websites as they consider college, and they aren't interested in performance metrics like graduation rates and debt levels.
November 1, 2013
Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.
October 31, 2013
The Obama administration expects to have a first draft of its college rating system by this spring after a nationwide listening tour this fall, the education secretary says.
October 29, 2013
Complete College America talks up peformance-based funding at its annual meeting, releasing a report that rates the 16 states that have tried it so far.
October 28, 2013
David Bergeron and Steven Klinsky explain how a new innovation-focused accreditor could ensure the quality of individual courses and drive down the cost of a degree.
October 2, 2013
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
September 19, 2013
Georgia Tech official describes Udacity partnership on Capitol Hill, provoking back-and-forth about whether accreditation encourages or deters innovation.

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