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A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.
Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.
Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?
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?
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