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ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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An Accreditation “Dear John” Letter: Two Top J-Schools Make a Big Move

May 3, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

Is accreditation reform on the march? Possibly so. Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed is out with a story covering the fascinating news that two prestigious journalism programs, Northwestern University’s...

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Verifying Student Growth

June 16, 2015 by Kirkwood Palmer |

Public distrust of higher education has grown, as low educational standards are coupled with unmanageable tuition costs. The Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) of the Organization...

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Bryn Mawr Goes Test-Optional

July 22, 2014 by Alex McHugh |

Bryn Mawr has gone test-optional, following some other colleges and universities right off a cliff. At the bottom waits the swirling chaos that is ‘holistic’ admissions assessment. We can only hope that...

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It’s Time to Declassify College Learning Outcomes

January 24, 2014 by Avi Snyder &by Michael Poliakoff |

A recent Chronicle of Higher Ed article noted the release of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) report, which celebrates the growing interest in higher education assessment,...

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Trustees: It’s Time to Raise Expectations

July 15, 2011 by Anne D. Neal |

Articles in the New York Times and Inside Higher Ed offer yet more damning evidence that our colleges and universities have lost their way. According to recent research, nearly half of the students in...

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The Importance of Assessment

November 21, 2008 by Sandra E. Czelusniak |

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, a group of 90 colleges and universities has signed a statement affirming the importance of assessing how well students achieve the aims of a liberal arts...

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Measuring Value Added at the University of Colorado

October 8, 2008 by Michael Schilling |

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that, at their October 6-7 meeting, the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved a program that will begin testing samples of freshmen and seniors by the 2009-10...

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Does Federal Financial Aid Need More Accountability?

Washington Post, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel 

Private Colleges Make Deep Discounts

Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn

Congress Pushes For More Data

POLITICO, Michael Stratford

Mizzou Woes Continue

Inside Higher Ed, Rick Seltzer

Graduate from Safe Spaces

NewYork Times, Bret Stephens

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