Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Sep 25, 2015
A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.


March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

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"Data, Analytics and Student Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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October 8, 2015

Educational institutions need a new accounting system to meet the demands of our information economy, Arthur Levine argues.

October 5, 2015

Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes a regional accreditor over its review of competency-based education programs, citing faculty role.

September 30, 2015

Number of undergraduates earning a first college credential falls as economy rebounds, according to new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report.

September 29, 2015

New data from Gallup-Purdue survey find only half of alumni "strongly agree" that college is worth what they spent. Students with experiential learning opportunities and supportive professors were more likely to agree.

September 28, 2015

Colleges are using a nonacademic skills test from ETS to try to boost graduation rates and in remedial course placement. One university gives the test to all its athletes.

September 25, 2015

A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.

September 23, 2015

Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.

September 15, 2015

The administration's new college Scorecard makes such students invisible, writes U of Phoenix president.

September 15, 2015

The White House's new College Scorecard will let students know what they are paying for and allow colleges to move the dial on student completion, writes Nancy Zimpher.

September 14, 2015

The Obama administration releases its revamped consumer tool -- in lieu of a college ratings system -- featuring data on postcollege earnings and how well students are repaying their loans.


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