- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A legislative audit has determined the state’s community colleges lack an adequate accountability system that fails to meet higher education standards.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/1N8weT2) the auditors found that the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education has not fully implemented a state-mandated accountability system.

John Sylvia, director of the state’s Performance Evaluation and Research Division, says the council isn’t taking forceful action when colleges fail to meet the state’s education goals. Some of these goals include meeting benchmarks for economic and workforce development and degree completion.

Sarah Tucker, chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, says many of the goals aren’t under the council’s authority to enforce. She did agree that the state still has a poor degree completion rate.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.


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