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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, Second Edition by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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43. Kicking the Tires

The technological sophistication required to satisfy questions about student learning and educational gains does not yet exist. Asking tougher questions about student learning ensures that we know much more than we did a generation ago. This also means we are learning how much we don’t know about student learning.

—James T. Minor, director of higher education programs at Southern Education Foundation

Here are a few final suggestions on how you can get a sense about the academic quality at a college or university.

Visit RateMyProfessor.com. Check out how students have sized up their teachers at RateMyProfessors.com. While there is a debate about the validity of this measurement of teacher quality, The Center for College Affordability ...

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