ERIC Number: ED444406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A State-by-State Report Card on Higher Education: Prospectus.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
This prospectus outlines the key elements of the state-by-state report card which the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education is developing to assist state policy leaders in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of higher education performance in their state. The goal is to stimulate the creation of state policies that enhance opportunity and achievement for all Americans who aspire to higher education. The report card will be prepared and released regularly, with the first release scheduled for fall 2000 and subsequent releases planned either annually or biannually. The initial report card will include two major sections: a summary of state-by-state performance results within a national context; and detailed information on each state's results. Grades will be measured on performance in five categories: (1) preparation of students for education beyond high school; (2) provision of opportunities for participation in postsecondary education; (3) affordability; (4) persistence and completion of certificates and degrees; and (5) educational gains and returns, e.g., the benefits that accrue to a state as a result of a more highly educated population. Appendixes list members of the report card advisory committees. committees. (Contains 14 endnotes.) (RH)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Economic Impact, Educational Opportunities, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Financial Support, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Persistence, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Programs, State Standards, State Surveys
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 North Third St., Suite 705, San Jose, CA 95112; Tel: 408-271-2699; Fax: 408-271-2697; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.highereducation.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.