ERIC Number: ED499821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Washington State's Needs for an Educated Citizenry and Vital Economy: An Initiative for Measuring Colleges and Awarding Funds for Improving Student Achievement and Success. Research Report, No. 07-1
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
More than ever before, demographic changes in Washington combined with increasing workforce skill demands require an educated citizenry in the state. This paper describes a new initiative by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges aimed at measuring colleges and awarding funds to them for improvements in the significant steps students take towards higher achievement. The promising practices that emerge from these efforts are an important part of the initiative. How colleges use the information on campus and share it with each other will be vital to the strategies they employ. (Contains 4 "examples" in graph form.) [Additional support of the Student Achievement Initiative was provided by the College Spark Foundation.]
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Postsecondary Education, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Economic Development, Evaluation Methods, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Institutional Evaluation, State Standards
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495. Tel: 360-704-4400; Fax: 360-704-4415; Web site: http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington