(From The Hill):

“Latest accountability move another sign of traditional higher ed’s decline”

By Thomas K. Lindsay

The academic term just completed could turn out to be a watershed in the national movement to increase accountability in American higher education. Over the past school year, roughly 200 American universities began measuring what students gain in fundamental academic skills over the course of their time invested in college. The tool they are using to measure learning is the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA).

But wait — don’t universities verify learning already, through awarding grades and degrees? Aren’t these reliable indicators of student progress? Unfortunately, all too often, the answer is no. READ MORE HERE