Learning Outcomes Measures

Learning Outcomes Measures
Sep 09, 2016
More than 70 institutions are testing different measures of student learning amid new government effort to evaluate universities on teaching quality.


February 2, 2016

Competency-based education can strengthen, not weaken, the liberal arts and provide a path to better wages and lives for adult students, Paul LeBlanc and Jim Selbe write.

February 1, 2016

Competency-based education, the new darling of postsecondary disruption advocates, threatens to further stratify higher education, writes Steven Ward.

January 19, 2016

While we in higher education keep using it, our grading system is broken, argues Linda B. Nilson, and she offers some concrete ways to fix it.

November 23, 2015

To help those students obtain a degree or credential, colleges should consider accepting alternative-credit courses like those evaluated and approved by the American Council on Education, says Deborah Seymour.

October 8, 2015

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

September 25, 2015

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

January 23, 2015

Association of American Colleges and Universities highlights integrative liberal learning at annual meeting. But what is it?

November 14, 2014

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. 

September 19, 2014

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.

September 9, 2014

Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.


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