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ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.
U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?
Senate Republicans echo the Obama administration by proposing alternative pathways to accreditation and, possibly, federal aid for noninstitutional providers like Udacity, General Assembly and edX.
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.
Carnegie Foundation releases its much-awaited report on the credit hour -- higher education's currency -- which disappoints some by not calling for different standard unit for learning.
Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.
Fewer people earned a GED last year, following the introduction of a new version of the exam. Should the lower numbers cause concern?
New NSSE results question link between selectivity and student engagement, and suggest that colleges may need to focus more on student sleeping habits and academic advising.
Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm.
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.
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