ERIC Number: ED425691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Indicators of California Higher Education, 1998. The Fifth Annual Report to California's Governor, Legislature, and Citizens in Response to Assembly Bill 1808 (Chapter 741, Statutes of 1991).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This fifth annual report presents background information on the development and revision of performance indicators for higher education in California. The report describes the scope of the current set of 80 performance indicators, identifies recent trends, and delineates recent developments and future plans related to the set of indicators. The higher education performance indicators are divided into five categories: (1) characteristics of California's population; (2) fiscal support; (3) student preparation for college; (4) student access to college; and (5) student outcomes. Recent developments highlighted include: $100 million for a new program, "Partnership for Excellence," which distributes funds to districts on a per-student basis to improve student performance; planned administration in early 1999 of the Student Needs and Priorities Survey at California State University; and ongoing development at the University of California of reliable student survey instruments. Emphasis is on institutional accountability in achieving demonstrable improvements in student knowledge, capacities, and skills. Three fact sheets summarize data on the following topics: "Preparation of California Public High School Graduates for College, 1994 to 1997,""First-Time Freshmen in California Colleges and Universities, Fall 1997," and "New Community College Transfer Students at California Public Universities". The relevant state statutes are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Freshmen, College Outcomes Assessment, College Preparation, Data, Demography, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Higher Education, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J St., Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938; Tel: 916-445-7933; Web site: www.cpec.ca.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California