Basic or Advanced Skills: Which Do You Need to Test?

Basic skills testing has long been proven effective in identifying gaps on the rudimentary levels for English and math skills. This is very useful for screening and placement for entry-level jobs, training programs and student admissions. But what if you need something that goes a little deeper? What if you’re hiring for a higher-level...

Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Where are the Skills Deficits? Grammar, spelling, math, reading comprehension… these are the foundations of educ...

The Cost of Student Disengagement

It is alarming that disengaged students represent approximately 18% of postsecondary students. Simply put, disengaged students are less motivated to improve their educational outcomes, and they place less emphasis on their education. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that disengaged students have the poorest educational outcomes, which are...

The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising. It’s no secret that the cost of college tuition has been increasing rapidly over the last few years.  It has not only been the focus of those pa...

For-Profit Repayment Rates Improving

Last Friday, the Department of Education released new data on two- and three-year federal student loan cohort default rates. Don’t let the news get you down. There were some exciting – an...

Embracing Gainful Employment

On the eve of implementing the Department of Education’s (ED) highly controversial Gainful Employment regulations, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Department of Education and struck down the regulations, stating that, “The debt repayment standard was not based upon any facts at all.” W...

How to Improve Learning Outcomes

It’s common knowledge that the higher your post-secondary degree, the higher your income is likely to be. However, due to the economy and the technological advances of our society, obtaining a post-secondary education has gone from being a way to boost your income to being a necessity. Jobs that used to require basic training and min...