Symposium on Postsecondary Institution Ratings Systems Rescheduled for February 6

The Department of Education is developing a Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) to assess the performance of postsecondary institutions, advance institutional accountability and enhance consumer access to useful information. To assist in this effort, NCES has invited national experts to provide information about data elements, metrics, methods of data collection, methods of weighting or scoring, and presentation frameworks for a PIRS.

The NCES Technical Symposium on Postsecondary Institution Ratings Systems will now be held at 1990 K Street, NW, 8th Floor Conference Center, Washington, D.C. 20006 on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss a specific set of technical questions regarding the development of a PIRS.

Please note that the symposium is open to the public. The Conference Center will open at 8:00am. Guests and attendees will have an opportunity to raise technical questions that will be shared with presenters during the symposium. Those interested in attending the symposium should use to register. Space is extremely limited so an option to participate via webinar will be available.

To participate in the webinar please visit:

Password: pirstech1
Event Number: 742 484 116