Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 16, 2015
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.

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The Quest for Critical Thinking is a free compilation of essays -- in print-on-demand format -- on how colleges seek to promote and measure critical thinking by their students.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

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February 16, 2015

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.

February 16, 2015

A new paper measuring the economic outcomes for students who drop out of community college programs finds that earnings vary based on the number of credits earned and courses taken. 

February 13, 2015

A Senate-sponsored task force releases blueprint for Congress to scale back federal requirements that higher education leaders have long said are overly burdensome. 

February 12, 2015

Gates-funded report seeks to define and classify types of performance-based funding in 35 states, drawing tentative praise from researchers who have criticized the policies.

February 11, 2015

Full employment of bachelor's degree holders looms amid further proof that a four-year degree has become a requirement for a good-paying job, which also comes with employer training.

February 2, 2015

Karen Gross considers the implications of a marketing buy that most colleges could never even dream about.

January 30, 2015

The Education Department's ratings framework embraces the concept of adjusting outcomes for student demographics -- an approach that would be unusual for the federal government but that isn't without its critics.

January 29, 2015

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.

January 29, 2015

Florida's remedial reform law poses both complex challenges and valuable opportunities, writes Shouping Hu.

January 28, 2015

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.

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