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National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2011
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and assessments aligned to them represent a significant milestone in public education reform in the U.S. Developed with consultation from higher education, the rigorous new standards and the assessments now being drafted by two consortia promise to help students reach higher levels of academic achievement and…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Public Education
Kelly, Patrick J. – National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NJ1), 2010
In February 2009, President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress: "By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world". Higher education policymakers across the country were immediately encouraged by this statement, and a variety of policy organizations quickly set out to calculate the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Politics of Education