Learning Outcomes Measures

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

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June 8, 2012

Competency-based education is all the rage, except that no college has yet to go all-in. Panel discusses why, with Education Department official promising that feds won't stand in the way.

June 8, 2012

Newton's First Law of Motion – that momentum matters -- has lessons for those who seek to improve student college completion, writes Vincent Tinto.

April 30, 2012

Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).

April 20, 2012

Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

April 12, 2012

The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.

March 7, 2012

Massachusetts is believed to be the first state system to mandate civic engagement measurement.

February 13, 2012

In first effort of its kind in the U.S., a discipline works to define what graduates of its programs should be able to do -- from associate degree through the Ph.D.

December 20, 2011

GPAs of male students drop when teams have more on-field success, study finds; partying the likely cause.

December 8, 2011

Citing severe state budget woes, community college leaders are pessimistic about the feasibility of the push to graduate more students, survey finds.

November 14, 2011

Report finds that use of standardized measure of student learning drove curricular innovations at consortium of private colleges -- but produced little (so far) in measurable improvement.

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