Postsecondary Learning

New Reporting Agency Aims to Track Coding School Outcomes and Standards

Mar 1, 2017

BOOTCAMP CRACK DOWN: “When everyone reports 95% success rates despite massive differences, something ain’t right,” writes Darrell Silver, CEO of Thinkful. That might start to change for job placement schools like Thinkful, thanks to a new agency announced today called the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR). A quality assurance effort led by Skills Fund and Course Report, CIRR will require 17 participating organizations—including Code Fellows, Thinkful and Fullstack Academy—to semi-annually publish “student graduation and job placement data in a single, standardized framework that includes truth in advertising standards,” the announcement reads.

“Students are the clear winners here,” Rick O’Donnell, founder & CEO of Skills Fund, said in a prepared statement. “It’s another way coding schools remain at the forefront of delivering a high return on education that is leaps and bounds above traditional higher ed.”

CIRR’s inaugural 2016 cohort data will be released on March 29 along with CIRR methodologies around definitions, documentation and other requirements.

Postsecondary Learning

New Reporting Agency Aims to Track Coding School Outcomes and Standards

Mar 1, 2017

BOOTCAMP CRACK DOWN: “When everyone reports 95% success rates despite massive differences, something ain’t right,” writes Darrell Silver, CEO of Thinkful. That might start to change for job placement schools like Thinkful, thanks to a new agency announced today called the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR). A quality assurance effort led by Skills Fund and Course Report, CIRR will require 17 participating organizations—including Code Fellows, Thinkful and Fullstack Academy—to semi-annually publish “student graduation and job placement data in a single, standardized framework that includes truth in advertising standards,” the announcement reads.

“Students are the clear winners here,” Rick O’Donnell, founder & CEO of Skills Fund, said in a prepared statement. “It’s another way coding schools remain at the forefront of delivering a high return on education that is leaps and bounds above traditional higher ed.”

CIRR’s inaugural 2016 cohort data will be released on March 29 along with CIRR methodologies around definitions, documentation and other requirements.

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