The Program for International Student Assessment, an international assessment of math, is now including a financial literacy component. As Mark Schneider explains in this blog post, the first series of results are not good: In the United States, 18 percent of 15-year-old students scored below the baseline of proficiency.
Blog Posts and Commentaries │College Measures
16 Jul 2014
The growing furor over the cost of college has spawned various explanations of why tuitions have escalated much faster than inflation and family income. Often, “administrative bloat” is blamed. It is easy to find examples of college presidents with exceptionally high salaries and other senior staff who don’t teach, and it is true that the numbers of non-teaching staff at our colleges and universities have risen markedly. But is it also true that our colleges are being overrun with administrators? Not necessarily.
6 Jun 2014
In this blog post, Mark Schneider addresses the dilemma prospective college students face when the school of their choice does not offer a tuition guarantee, and gives advice about where to find the necessary data.
2 May 2014
In this blog post, Mark Schneider uses data to show that despite the recent push for expanded opportunities for apprenticeships, we need to remember that not all apprenticeships lead to equal outcomes.
13 Mar 2014
How do the condition, design, and use of facilities affect student achievement, teacher quality, teacher retention, and community support? In this blog post, Mark Schneider notes that this is a critical issue that too few understand, and suggests we need to know much more about the condition of our school buildings and address those problems now.
6 Mar 2014
Projections of Education Statistics to 2022, the 41st edition of NCES’ annual forecast of future trends in important education indicators, notes a number of education trends. In this blog post, Mark Schneider discusses two: the increasing number of associate’s and master’s degrees compared to bachelor's degrees, and the fact that more women continue to enroll in colleges and universities than men.