Reports tagged accountability

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Accountability

Closing the Expectations Gap

This report, from Achieve, shows the progress of states in aligning college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics with policies that clearly delineate to high school students what it means to be academically prepared for college and careers. More »

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Leaders & Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education

State policymakers need to find new and better ways to measure higher education quality by focusing on performance, transparency and accountability, says a state-by-state report card from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce. This report reviews two- and four-year institutions in every state on six measures: Student access and success; efficiency and cost effectiveness; meeting labor-market demand; transparency and accountability; policy environment; and innovation. More »

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Policy

Assuring Academic Quality in the 21st Century: Self-Regulation in a New Era

Providing access to higher education should be accompanied by educational programs that deliver real value to students, says this report from the American Council on Education. The report provides six recommendations that it believes higher education leaders need to strengthen and improve the quality and public accountability of the institutional accreditation process. Report site. More »

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Policy

Reclaiming the American Dream

This publication, from the American Association of Community Colleges, outlines a policy agenda to improve student success and institutional accountability of community colleges. Among the report’s recommendations: Incorporating incentives for student performance and progress into student financial aid programs at the federal, state, and local levels and implementing the Degree Qualifications Profile to ensure credentials earned represent real knowledge and skills. More »

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Accountability

Accountability in Higher Education: The Performance Management Process

The City University of New York is working to create a results-oriented campus culture that focuses on improving student success and raising academic quality. This brief describes CUNY’s performance management process, how the effort links planning and goal setting by the university and its colleges and professional schools, measures annual progress toward those goals, and uses incentive funds to reward outstanding performance. More »

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