Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Oct 21, 2016
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.


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January 4, 2013

Department heads discuss hardships facing the discipline and the way ahead during the American Historical Association's annual meeting.

January 2, 2013

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.

December 19, 2012

Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.

December 17, 2012

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

December 12, 2012

A major regional accreditor raises questions about whether the Education Department's methods of evaluating such agencies are truly helpful.

December 12, 2012

With actions involving U.Va., North Carolina and Florida A&M, among others, Southern agency responds to spate of high-profile controversies and calamities.

December 4, 2012

Colleges aren't doing a good job of tracking how current and former military service members are faring on their campuses, a new survey finds, but that may be changing.

December 4, 2012

Given how busy professors are, it makes sense to link outcomes assessment to grading, rather than create redundancy by piling the latter on top of the former, Mark Salisbury writes.

December 4, 2012

Rep. Michael Honda and Sen. Jack Reed argue that schools and colleges need to work together to ensure that school leaders, and especially instructors, are ready for the classroom.

November 26, 2012

History professors at the University of Florida fight back against idea that the state should use tuition to discourage enrollment in fields without immediate connection to jobs.



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