Reports tagged Learning Outcomes


Cracking the Credit Hour

This report, from the New America Foundation and the Education Sector, contends the credit hour is an insufficient measure of student learning and offers several policy solutions to move from a time-based higher education system to one based on actual student learning. More »

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Cracking the Credit Hour

The credit hour—the standard unit of measurement for higher education—tells us very little about what students actually learn. A new report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation advocates a shift in federal policy away from the old standard to better prepare college graduates for success beyond college. More »


Committing to Quality

Increasing U.S. degree-attainment rates must be matched by the quality of degrees awarded by colleges and universities, says a report from the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. This publication offers four guidelines to help postsecondary institutions ensure that persistence and learning are linked for improved student outcomes. More »


The Condition of Education

For the first time, an e-book version of the Condition of Education 2011, from the National Center for Education Statistics, is available. This report summarizes various developments and trends in education using the latest available data. More »