Federal Panel Approves Draft Report on Community-College Academic Measures

A federal committee today approved a final draft of recommendations on how government can better measure the academic achievements of community-college students after spending a year examining the issue. The 15-member group of college officials, scholars, and policy experts was charged with helping two-year colleges comply with a new federal requirement that degree-granting institutions report their completion or graduation rates, and also whether they had alternative measures for showing student success.

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