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ERIC Number: ED279229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of the Condition of Higher Education.
Jones, Dennis P.
Indicators of education status and trends for higher education are proposed to engender thought and comment from those who would be the primary users of such a set of indicators. Types of indicators and approaches to constructing them are considered. Indicators describe significant aspects of the system of education with particular emphasis on policy-relevant aspects. Indicators also monitor trends and changes over time, and the data underlying the indicators must be reliable and valid. Data must be converted into indicators in ways that are considered appropriate and acceptable by intended users, presumably state and national policymakers and an informed general public. Indicators have been described by NCES in terms of outcomes, resources, and context. Of concern are student outcomes, discipline/knowledge or research outcomes, economic/societal outcomes, and civic/societal outcomes. Resources can be categorized as follows: institutions, programs and curricula, financial resources, human resources, and physical resources. Additional indicators are the demographic, economic, and political contexts. Ways to calculate each indicator are discussed. The adequacy of current data collection is also adressed. A three-page list of references is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A