ERIC Number: ED476143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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Relationships among P-12 and Higher Education Report Cards for State Education Systems.
Ivory, Gary; Martinez, Mario C.
This study used multiple regression analysis to ascertain the extent to which states' grades on the "Education Week""Quality Counts" report cards for P-12 predicted states' grades on the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education's "Measuring Up" report cards. "Quality Counts" graded states' P-12 systems in 8 areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics and reading achievement, Standards and Accountability, Teaching Quality, School Climate, and three indicators of resources. "Measuring Up" graded states' higher education systems in five areas: Preparation, Participation, Affordability, Completion, and Benefits. Although some "Quality Counts" grades (e.g., NAEP performance) accounted for variability in "Measuring Up" grades as expected, other failed to enter the regression equations or had negative relationships with "Measuring Up" grades. These outcomes are discussed in terms of policy tradeoffs that might be indicated and of the limitations of both report cards. (Contains 2 tables and 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress