ERIC Number: ED340288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Student Data Systems and Capabilities To Report Postsecondary Graduation Rates.
Lenth, Charles S.; Russell, Alene Bycer
This report provides background and linkages necessary to bring state-level experiences of reporting graduation rate statistics to bear in implementing the Student Right-to-Know Act particularly regarding the reporting of student persistence and graduation rates at institutions of higher education. Section I provides: (1) an overview of the extent of state-level graduation rate reporting capabilities and the diversity among these existing data systems; (2) a more technical description of the types of data collected and reported, system designs and other major characteristics; and (3) a discussion of the uses, applications, effectiveness and future plans for these state-level student data systems. Section II provides more detailed information on the development and evolution of student data systems in seven states: Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wisconsin. All these states have well-developed student data systems, some of which date back to the early or mid-1970s, all have gone through several stages of system development and have adapted to new types of analysis and reporting requirements as these have emerged. An appendix contains a list of state-level contacts and agencies. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Compliance (Legal), Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Dropout Rate, Graduation, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, School Holding Power, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida; Minnesota; New Jersey; North Carolina; Tennessee; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act