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ERIC Number: ED264796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Survey Results: Findings and Analysis. Outcomes Data Required by State Approval/Licensure Agencies. Summary.
Simmons, Howard L.
Results are presented of a survey that investigated whether state agencies involved in licensure and/or program approval require "outcomes" information from colleges and universities. A brief questionnaire was completed by 45 State Higher Education Executive Officers members. For purposes of the survey, outcomes information was limited to followup studies of graduates. For each state/territory, a chart indicates whether there are current requirements or future plans for requirements for outcomes information. For 20 states, additional information is presented on their requirements. Nine of the states/territories have a current requirement for outcomes information for some aspect of licensure, accreditation, program review, or renewal. While 30 respondents have no current or future plan for an outcomes information requirement, 6 have no current requirement but do have future plans for one. It is concluded that most state agencies do not currently have or intend to have an outcomes requirement as defined in the study. However, there is some evidence of movement toward greater accountability through program review. It appears that the greater the requirement for outcomes information, the closer the state agency seems tied to traditional accreditation concepts and assessment of quality. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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