This index contains a sample of documents from the U.S. Department of Education that evaluate American colleges, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Innovation in Accountability
The Unlikely Area in Which For-Profit Colleges Are Doing Just Fine
Workin’ 9 to 5
Rebuilding the High School to Middle Class Pipeline
A Quality Alternative: A New Vision for Higher Education Accreditation
Improvements to the Department of Education’s oversight of American colleges have the potential to deter fraud at for-profit education companies, including Corinthian Colleges.
Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.
The budget impasse threatening Illinois public colleges will hurt students for years to come.
Massachusetts presents a novel approach that highly values evaluator judgment and uses test scores only as a check on the system.
Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized impressive student achievement gains.
Three school districts implemented a suite of evidenced-based practices and realized student achievement gains in low-performing schools.
Data show that graduation rates at the nation’s public colleges are slowly improving, even among low-income students.
New assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards are a step forward in accessibility and accommodation features for students with disabilities and English language learners.
Nearly six months after the release of the College Scorecard, the reviews are in, and the consensus is that there is a great deal that’s good about the data in the college selection tool. But there is also significant room for improvement.