January 17, 2018Event Recap

Moneyball for Higher Education: Using Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes

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On Wednesday, January 17, 2017, RFA released and discussed two new publications that focus on federal and state policies that can leverage the power of data and evidence to improve student outcomes. Given Congress is moving forward on HEA reauthorization, this discussion was timely and relevant.


Featured speakers included the bipartisan authors of the two new reports:

  • John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, former White House Domestic Policy Council Director (President George W. Bush), and Senior Fellow, Results for America
  • James Kvaal, President, The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), and former White House Domestic Policy Council Deputy Director (President Obama)

The discussion was moderated by Jeremy Ayers, Vice President of Policy at Results for America.

Download the reports below:

moneyball-for-higher-education-federal-cover-pageMoneyball for Higher Education: How Federal Leaders Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes







Moneyball for Higher Education: How States Can Use Data and Evidence to Improve Student Outcomes






More on Moneyball for Higher Education:

Download the Event Powerpoint

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A college degree remains one of the best tickets for entry into the middle class. However, as higher education has grown more important, attainment levels have stagnated. The result is that millions of students lack the skills and credentials they need for good jobs. And yet, some colleges and universities have gotten better results – helping students learn more and graduate more quickly – often without higher costs. The challenge is to find ways to scale these results.