ERIC Number: ED441370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): An Improved System. Final Draft.
Peng, Samuel S.; Korb, Roslyn A.; Rose, Joseph; Snyder, Thomas D.; Cohen, Michael P.
This study is the final report from the National Center for Education Statistics task force on redesign of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Following an executive summary outlining the need for changes and a series of recommendations, Section 1 details the reasons, goals, and processes involved in the IPEDS redesign. Section 2 outlines recommended actions for the new IPEDS, including an implementation schedule and the resources required. A key element is the recommendation for a Web-based data collection system. Section 3 offers alternative options, recognizing that a Web-based system demands development of software and appropriate resources which might not be available. Attachments include: a listing of statutory data requirements specified in laws and regulations; the current components of IPEDS; externally mandated changes and additions to IPEDS; issues examined in the redesign; a discussion of the issues, origins, and potential solutions; and lists of groups, organizations and individuals consulted. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.