http://Watching%20the%20Watchdogs

Watching the Watchdogs

Inconsistency in the sanctioning of poor-performing colleges across accrediting agencies undermines the college oversight system.

REPORT

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ACICS Must Go

The largest national accreditation agency is a deeply troubled organization that should no longer serve as a gatekeeper to federal financial aid.

REPORT

http://Explore%20the%20Data%20for ‘Making%20the%20Grade’

Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’

Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.

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http://Making%20the%20Grade

Making the Grade

State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

REPORT

http://Improving%20Data%20to%20Better%20Serve%20Low-Income%20Students

Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.

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