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ERIC Number: ED500216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-5
Pages: 62
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
Fifty States of Achieving the Dream: State Policies to Enhance Access to and Success in Community Colleges Across the United States
Dougherty, Kevin J.; Reid, Monica
Online Submission
In each of the states where Achieving the Dream colleges are located, the initiative is working with a lead organization -- typically the state community college system office or state association of community colleges -- to develop policies that will enhance student success. To help guide that policy effort, an audit of state policies affecting access to, and success in, community colleges was conducted. As a first step, in-depth analyses were conducted of the initial seven "Achieving the Dream" states. The second step was to survey all 50 states on selected state policies. This report conveys the results of that survey, describing what policies the 50 states have in place with respect to key community college practices in three main areas: access, success, and performance accountability. (Three appendixes include: (1) Survey Procedures; (2); Survey of State and Local Community College Officials; and (3) Survey of Legislators and Community Group Leaders. Contains 30 endnotes and 16 tables.) [This report was written with the assistance of Peter Crosta, H. Kenny Nienhusser, and Nathan Walker.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sequential Tests of Educational Progress