Report Suggests Ways Colleges Can Share Information About Learning Outcomes

Colleges can take simple steps to tell the public about how they measure student learning. That’s the message of a Transparency Framework that has just been unveiled by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. A document describing the framework highlights institutions (St. Olaf College is one example) that have made assessment data reasonably easy to find on their Web sites. Openness about learning outcomes was also the subject of a panel discussion at last month’s meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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