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Altius releases documents on Ivy Bridge College accreditation fight

Amid news of a federal investigation, previously unreleased documents offer glimpse into accreditor's scrutiny of an online partnership between a for-profit company and a nonprofit university.

ACT scores fall to lowest level in five years

Average ACT scores are the lowest they've been in five years. English and reading scores dropped the most from last year.

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates

Competency-based education takes a major step forward in its challenge to seat time as College for America awards its first degree.

Northern Arizona University's new competency-based degrees and transcripts

Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.

New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential

Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.

Ashford earns accreditation with Western Association on second try

Ashford University earns approval from the Western accreditor on its second try, after making a wide range of changes, some of them painful.

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

College associations introduce new ways to measure student completion

College associations create system to convey more information on completion than is provided by federal report.

Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system

Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

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