Standardizing college education ‘very difficult’

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The pros and cons of instituting a standardized college exit test are prompting various reactions from members of the Ohio State community.

In an interview with The Lantern Sept. 23, OSU Interim President Joseph Alutto said the fact that college graduates do not have one standardized skill set is in some ways a “national problem.”

“We have such variance in the quality of the educational experience,” Alutto said. “The variance in the quality of the student experience from institution to institution is astonishing, and so you understand the drive for some standardized measure so that people can have a confidence that whatever they’re investing is worthwhile, but it’s a very difficult thing to do.”

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