Posts published on June 1, 2016

New Study Blasts State Performance Funding For Colleges

States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says
A new paper argues that performance-based funding models are reinforcing disparities within higher education and doing little to move the needle on completion. Thirty-two states have funding systems that allocate money to institutions based on performance measures. (Washington Post, May 26) via ECS



The view from a testing giant
It’s been a rough year for Pearson Education, the largest education company in the world, which is best known in the U.S. for its array of testing platforms. It is perhaps that prominence that’s gained the company so many critics in the wake of the anti-testing movement that’s swept across the country as a result of years of high-stakes testing. (U.S. News & World Report, May 26)