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Accountability Framework for 2-Year Colleges Progresses in Pilot Test

By Jennifer Gonzalez

Community colleges are generally pleased with an early version of the first national accountability system for them, but collecting reliable work-force data continues to be a struggle for many institutions, officials from the American Association of Community Colleges said Monday at the group’s annual convention here.

In January, 72 colleges began pilot-testing the Voluntary Framework of Accountability, including proposed measures of college readiness, student progress and completion, and job preparation and employment. The association, along with its partners, the Association of Community College Trustees and the College Board, will use the test results to determine how feasible and useful the measures are for community-college accountability and benchmarking purposes.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/Accountability-Framework-for/127088/

View the Voluntary Framework for Accountability at: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/vfa/Pages/default.aspx

 

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