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. 


June 24, 2013
College associations create system to convey more information on completion than is provided by federal report.
June 14, 2013
Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.
June 14, 2013
Leading professors in Middle Eastern studies are stunned by Georgetown scholar's tenure denial. Some blame Middle Eastern politics and others blame the politics of political science.
June 13, 2013
Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.
June 7, 2013
Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.
May 24, 2013
Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.
May 20, 2013
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
May 20, 2013
ETS releases a new test to measure students' non-academic skills. Colleges want to use test for advising and finding remedial students with "grit."
May 13, 2013
Bill introduced Thursday would create a federal database to track students through college and into the work force, but it's unclear whether "unit record" idea will find more favor than it did seven years ago.
May 6, 2013
Reboot of Voluntary System of Accountability aims to give institutions more flexibility in reporting student learning -- but new options (including non-standardized one) may not have expanded enough to win many converts.



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