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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2009
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, commonly referred to simply as "the stimulus package," is poised to pump over $100 billion into U.S. public education in the next few years. This allocation reflects the Obama administration's new commitment to education as a public good, which is embodied in President Obama's ambitious goal of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Postsecondary Education
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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2005
Last fall, the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education published the results of a five-state demonstration project aimed at developing common state-level benchmarks for student learning for its fifty-state report card, "Measuring Up." One of the instruments used in this Pew-funded project was the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Higher Education, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness