ERIC Number: ED469494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
More Students Are Now Prepared for College but Gains in Other Areas Are Slight. "Measuring Up 2002" Grades States on Higher Education Performance.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
This document contains highlights from "Measuring Up 2002," a report that grades states on their higher education performance. "Measuring Up" is based on quantitative measures of performance rather than on the opinions and judgments of authors or sponsors. "Measuring Up" shows that many states have made substantial strides in preparing high school students for college-level education, but there have not been widespread gains in the proportion of Americans participating in or completing education and training beyond high school. The report card also finds that college opportunity in American is still unevenly and unfairly distributed. Student preparation for college has improved in 30 states, and 7 states have improved on 5 key preparation measures. West Virginia led the United States in increasing the percentage of eighth graders taking algebra and the percentages of high school students taking upper-level mathematics and science. However, in the vast majority of states, fewer than half of high school students go on to college right after high school. Also, statewide improvements in certificate and degree completion have been slight. Data are summarized for preparation, participation, affordability, and completion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Preparation, Equal Education, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Performance Factors, Report Cards
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
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