Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
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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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February 13, 2013
Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.
February 5, 2013
As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."
January 31, 2013
Regional accreditors must respond to the rise of competency-based education or risk becoming less relevant, writes Paul LeBlanc.
January 25, 2013
Knewton says its data-rich system can read students' minds. The company has landed Arizona State and Pearson as partners -- will the rest of higher education follow?
January 11, 2013
It's in vogue (again) to argue that getting a higher education may not be necessary. It's an old theme, John Thelin notes, and many of the arguments make the opposite case.
January 10, 2013
Foundation picks new strategies for its college attainment push and grant-making, with a focus on metro areas, innovations and results.
January 8, 2013
The U.S. Veterans Administration and the National Student Clearinghouse team up to track graduation rates.
January 8, 2013
The effectiveness of higher education can't be evaluated as one would examine a factory, writes Peter T. Flawn.
January 4, 2013
Department heads discuss hardships facing the discipline and the way ahead during the American Historical Association's annual meeting.
January 2, 2013
Study raises questions about reliability of popular assessment tools used to measure learning that takes place in college. And research finds that students might not be as "academically adrift" as much-discussed book suggested.

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