Assessment

California agency scrutinizes newfangled providers of tech training

Smart Title: 

A California agency's threatening letters to a new cadre of technology training providers spotlight anew the tension between protecting consumers and encouraging innovation.

Gallup-Purdue study will measure graduates' quality of life outcomes

Smart Title: 

Largest-ever study of American graduates will look at quality-of-life measures beyond job attainment and compensation, but some question what it says about colleges.

Debating role of student learning in federal ratings plan

Smart Title: 

At annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, much discussion – but no consensus – on how student learning outcomes might (or should) fit into a proposed federal ratings system.

Researchers cast doubt about early warning systems' effect on retention

Smart Title: 

In two separate analyses, researchers cast doubt about claims made by Purdue on the impact of its early-warning system on retention.

Can colleges build students' cultural capital? And should they?

Smart Title: 

Academic and student affairs officers discuss their responsibilities to help first-generation students overcome deficits in exposure to arts and culture -- and the pros and cons of requirements.

U.S. adults rank below average in global survey of basic education skills

Smart Title: 

The United States ranks low in basic proficiency language and numeracy skills in a survey of 24 countries, even though its citizens are comparatively highly educated.

Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system

Smart Title: 

Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system

Smart Title: 

Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

Studies challenge the findings of 'Academically Adrift'

Smart Title: 

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.

Public university accountability system expands ways to report student learning

Smart Title: 

Reboot of Voluntary System of Accountability aims to give institutions more flexibility in reporting student learning -- but new options (including non-standardized one) may not have expanded enough to win many converts.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Assessment
Back to Top