$1.9M grant from U.S. Department of Education will be used to develop tool to help college target resources, services for students.

assessment-toolExcelsior College has received a $1.9 million grant that will  be used to develop the Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS), an open-source assessment tool, which will allow colleges and universities to target resources and services to students based on their academic and non-academic skills.

The grant represents the largest award in the college’s history and comes from the U.S. Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, First in the...

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