A high school teacher alerts professors to the limitations of a generation of No Children Left Behind

Professors rally behind a high school teacher who says No Child Left Behind has created a generation of test-takers unprepared for higher education.

Study raises questions about common tools to assess learning in college

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.

Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests

Research backs reformers' criticism of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.

Graduate students and faculty at U. of Minnesota pilot new, ongoing program review process

Seeking to supplement traditional forms of graduate program assessment, U. of Minnesota pilots an approach that asks key questions about students' needs and goals.

N.C. community college to issue grades, certificates for soft skills

Community college in N.C. plans to evaluate "soft skills" and issue workplace readiness certificates for students who get passing marks.

Website recognizes military skills with digital badges

New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

Carnegie Foundation considers a redesign for the credit hour

The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit

Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

Prior learning assessment catches on, quietly

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

Improving Graduation Rates Is Job One at City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago have a 7 percent graduation rate. If that number doesn't go up, the system's chancellor, presidents and trustees could lose their jobs.


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