ERIC Number: ED468796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Measuring Up 2002: The State-By-State Report Card for Higher Education.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
This report is the second in a series of biennial, state-by-state 50-state report cards. As in the earlier report, state higher education systems are evaluated, compared, and graded in five categories of performance: preparation, participation, affordability, completion, and benefits. All states are given an "incomplete" in the sixth category, "learning," because of a lack of relevant information. In assessing performance, these report cards include the contributions of public and private, two-year and four-year, and nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Data are from a variety of sources, including national surveys. Three conclusions are drawn from these data. The first is that the largest gains are in the area of preparing young Americans to be able to enroll and succeed in college. Student preparation for college improved in 30 states. Second is the conclusion that, as a whole, comparisons with the prior report card show a mixed picture. Overall, the proportion of Americans participating in college-level education and training has not increased. A third major finding is that higher education opportunity and its benefits remain unevenly distributed among states. The report includes these analyses and commentaries: (1) "Tuition Is Rising as States Face Budget Difficulties" (William Trombley); (2) "Measuring Up 2002 and Institutional Leadership" (David W. Breneman); (3) "College Presidents and Higher Education Policy" (Robert H. Atwell and Jane V. Wellman); (4) "'Measuring Up' and Student Learning" (Margaret A. Miller); and (5) "Grading Student Learning: You Have To Start Somewhere" (Peter T. Ewell). (Contains 50 state profiles.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Enrollment, Higher Education, Profiles, Report Cards, Research Methodology, State Norms, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, c/o Omni Call Center, 250 N. Kansas, Wichita, KA 67214 ($25). Tel: 888-269-3652 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.highereducation.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Chapel Hill, NC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
Note: Also supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies. For the year 2000 "Measuring Up" report, see ED 450 633.