ERIC Number: ED499362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: 5
The Value of Student Right-to-Know Data in Assessing Community College Performance. CCRC Brief Number 34
Bailey, Thomas; Crosta, Peter M.; Jenkins, Davis
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
This Brief summarizes a study by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) that investigated the nature and validity of the SRK rates for community colleges by analyzing data on students attending Florida's 28 community colleges. It sought to determine whether the rates provide useful information that can guide educators and policymakers working to improve the performance of community colleges, or whether the rates contain biases serious enough to negate their usefulness. This Brief also suggests how the process of determining the rates might be improved. This brief is based on the CCRC full-length paper, "What Can Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rates Tell Us about Community College Performance?"
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Student Rights, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth, College Transfer Students, Outcomes of Education, Student Characteristics, Measurement Techniques
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ccrc
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Community Coll. Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Florida