A new faculty-led system aims to answer the question by analyzing student work -- and without relying on standardized tests.
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Association of American Colleges and Universities highlights integrative liberal learning at annual meeting. But what is it?
Interest in workplace-readiness tests grows, and some big U.S.-based companies make all applicants in India take an assessment from Aspiring Minds, an Indian firm.
New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.
Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.
Many employers are seeking workers with B.A.s even for jobs that haven't historically required the degree. That may be good news for colleges -- but warning signs are on the horizon.
Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.
Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.
Next wave of student learning assessments from testing firms could be boon for employers and competency-based education.
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
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