Kentucky joins effort to assess student learning

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is among nine states participating in a new effort to better assess what students are learning in their college studies.

The 68 two-year and four-year institutions involved in the assessment include the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University and Hazard Community and Technical College.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will work with the three campuses and coordinate the state's effort.

The initiative was announced this week by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will fund the initial year of the program.

Participating colleges and universities will document how well students are achieving key learning outcomes.

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