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ERIC Number: ED498740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 91
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability for Student Success in Washington Higher Education
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
In 2004, the Legislature and the Governor of Washington State revised the roles and responsibilities of the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). House Bill 3103 directed the HECB to establish an accountability monitoring and reporting system to determine how performance would be measured, set targets for achievement within this framework, and gather and periodically report data on results. As a part of its mandate under House Bill 3103, the HECB is directed to review higher education system achievements annually and to report achievements every two years. This report fulfills the biennial requirement to share with policymakers and the public the results achieved in the public higher education system in Washington. HB 3103 also directs the HECB to define measurable indicators of its own performance as an agency; those indicators are also included in this report. Trend data from two previous periods are shown--the annual average for the five years from the 1997-98 academic year though 2001-02, and the annual average for the three years immediately preceding the most recent year. Data from other states has been included to enrich the comparative perspective. Accountability measurements such as the ones described here will enable Washington state higher education institutions to better serve their students, now and in the future. The following are appended: (1) History of Accountability Policy in Washington; (2) Accountability Framework; and (3) Performance Targets. (Contains 48 figures, 11 tables, and 4 footnotes.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington