ERIC Number: ED475726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Some Next Steps for States: A Follow-Up to "Measuring Up 2000." National Center Report.
Jones, Dennis P.; Paulson, Karen
"Measuring Up 2000," published in autumn 2000, graded every state in 5 performance categories related to undergraduate higher education: preparation, participation, affordability, completion, and benefits. "Measuring Up 2000" provides each state with an indication of its performance, and with a benchmark to which it can aspire, top performance defined by actual achievement. Several steps are still required to bridge the gap between "Measuring Up 2000" and informed policymaking. These include: (1) defining the issues with greater precision; (2) assessing current capacity in relation to a public agenda; (3) conducting a policy audit; and (4) formulating an integrated set of policy initiatives designed to improve performance in the targeted areas. In formulating policy, it is essential to align policy tools and to recognize that there is no single answer. Progress can be made in educational policy, but the changes will not be as rapid as most policymakers wish or expect. (Contains 28 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Report Cards, State Action
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
Note: For the "Measuring Up 2000" report, see ED 450 633.