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 Background and Development 

This project is being conducted in three phases:

Phase I (completed):

AACC, AACT, and College Board, with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education, reviewed recent research to identify the need for a common accountability framework among community colleges, to identify the needs of community colleges, and identify potential next steps.

Phase II (current through fall 2011):

AACC and its partners are developing a voluntary framework of accountability to help community colleges gather and use data to improve their effectiveness. Elements of Phase II will include:

  • Analysis of current college and state data collection efforts
  • Development of a common set of measures
  • Development of a conceptual model for the data collection and display tool 
  • Market research to gather input from community colleges
  • Pilot testing of the common measures
  • Development of a plan to encourage community college and state systems to participate in the voluntary accountability framework

Read more about Phase II

Phase III:

National implementation of the measurements established in Phase II.


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