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Over the past decade, there has been a stunning increase in the number and variety of credentials available in this country—college degrees, educational certificates, industry credentials, licensures, and most recently micro-credentials, such as digital badges.
Yet another graduation season has come and gone. Commencement speakers have dispensed pearls of wisdom, celebrated graduates’ accomplishments, and addressed their aspirations about living the American dream.
The higher education community came together this week to show its continued support of high academic standards and aligned assessments in K-12 education.
For prospective college students, selecting the right program at the right school that will deliver the results they seek—including where they will work—requires greater transparency and more information.