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Rating (And Berating) The Ratings

6 February 2014 3 views No Comment

“The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system, documents that mostly underscore the deep reservations that many higher education leaders have about the plan but also highlight pockets of support,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators suggested that the government consider selecting 10 common metrics that would apply to all institutions, then give colleges flexibility to choose five more, say, from a set of 40 or so others that they believe ‘best reflect the institution and its students. This could provide valuable context to the standardized ratings done by the federal government.’”

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