ERIC Number: ED377763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Quality and Effectiveness of Higher Education. Work in Progress.
Bogue, Grady; And Others
This report examines the origins, development, content, and implementation of state-level policies that were designed to establish or strengthen educational accountability and effectiveness in the 15 states that are members of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). It provides state-by-state profiles of legislation and policies, explaining the context and content of such initiatives in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. In the last decade, most SREB states have passed legislation calling for accountability in higher education. In seven states accountability legislation requires periodic reporting on a cluster of performance indicators. In some states, initiatives also require the development of assessment plans and activities, and in some cases specific assessments are mandated. Several policy options for dealing with the projected growth in enrollments, declining state appropriations, and increased expectations for quality and accountability are discussed. (MDM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Enrollment, Government Role, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, School Effectiveness, State Aid, State Legislation, State Programs
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.