ERIC Number: ED482225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
State Higher Education: Is It Measuring Up?
Bell, Julie Davis
This booklet is a guide to the report on the "Measuring Up" study of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. "Measuring Up" provides a picture of state postsecondary policy and an overall picture of higher education in the states. The report can help states analyze their strengths and weaknesses and evaluate their progress through the snapshot it provides. The "Measuring Up" report grades six performance categories: (1) preparation; (2) participation; (3) affordability; (4) completion; (5) benefits; and (6) learning. In "Measuring Up, 2002" each state is given an "I" (incomplete) in Learning because there are no good data with which to measure learning at present. Other information is arranged as report cards for the states. How to use the report cards is discussed. It is noted that since "Measuring Up" began in 2000, 30 states have improved in preparation and comparable numbers in other categories, with 49 states improving in affordability. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Research Methodology, State Action
National Conference of State Legislators, 7700 East First Place, Denver, CO 80203 (Item no. 3150, $15). Tel: 303-364-7700.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.