20 August 2009

New ranking web site: What Will They Learn?

With an alarmist tone, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) publishes rankings of U.S. higher ed institutions. In fact, the organization says, "What we found is alarming." The ACTA web site is called What will they learn?

On the plus side, ACTA provides a clear-cut view of their criteria (essentially analyzing course offerings for a "solid" core curriculum) and an even more obvious result: grade of A, B, C, D, F, with breakdown by discipline, tuition, and graduation rate.

Quickly get a handle on the ratings by clicking "Compare Schools" from the front page menu (or clicking here for a direct link).

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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