THE GLOBE’S Aug. 24 editorial (“Obama rightly prods higher ed, but beware of flawed ‘scoring’ ”) astutely observes that “a credible system for measuring college quality could force higher-ed chiefs to turn their focus from inputs to outcomes.”
Developing a system of this kind for public higher education in Massachusetts — “a system of student assessment . . . to measure student improvement, between the first and fourth years . . . in order to assess the general performance of higher education institutions in fostering learning and academic growth” — has been required by law since 1991.
Twenty-two years later, we are still waiting.