ERIC Number: ED434612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
The Status of Statewide Student Transition Data Systems: A Survey of SHEEO Agencies.
Russell, Alene Bycer
This monograph reports on a national survey of state higher education agencies concerning the current status of student transition data systems. The survey found that 48 states are currently addressing at least one of four student transition areas, with 42 states concerned with postsecondary education (PSE) to PSE transition, 33 states with K-12 to PSE, 21 states with PSE to work, and 4 states with work to PSE. Data systems used include unit record databases (most common), surveys, and aggregate/other data. Data issues most often identified as "significant problems" were: privacy and confidentiality (11 states), burden on data providers (9 states), and timeliness of data (8 states). Data systems were most often reported as adequate for support of policy development in the areas of "student progress/degree completion/time to degree" and "transfer and articulation." They were reported as least adequate to "workforce development/employer needs." Following an executive summary, individual sections of the report present findings and conclusions concerning: unit record data systems, surveys, data content of student transition data systems, data and policy issues, steps to be taken, and suggestions for ongoing study. Appendices include the survey instrument, state-by-state tables, and a list of survey respondents. (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Data Collection, Database Management Systems, Databases, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Recordkeeping, State Programs, Transfer Students, Transitional Programs
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 Seventeenth St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.