Duncan’s Timeline On Ratings Plan

Career College Central summary:

  • The Obama administration expects to have a first draft of its college rating system by this spring, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this week.
  • After soliciting public input at town hall discussions and hearings at college campuses across the country this fall, the department will convene a “technical symposium” early next year to discuss ratings methodology before releasing a preliminary version for public comment at some point in the spring, Duncan said.
  • The administration’s goal is to implement the ratings system in the 2014-15 academic year and eventually persuade Congress to link federal student aid funding to the ratings system.
  • “It is an ambitious timeframe,” Duncan said  on a call with reporters, in which he again emphasized that the administration has not yet decided on the metrics that will make up the federal college rating system that the president proposed in August.

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