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ERIC Number: ED522317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Measuring Up 2004: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Nevada
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How adequately are students in each state being prepared for education and training beyond high school?; (2) Participation: Do state residents have sufficient opportunities to enroll in education and training beyond high school?; (3) Affordability: How affordable is higher education for students and their families?; (4) Completion: Do students make progress toward and complete their certificates and degrees in a timely manner?; (5) Benefits: What benefits does the state receive as a result of having a highly educated population?; and (6) Learning: What is known about student learning as a result of education and training beyond high school? Findings for Nevada include: (1) Despite improvement over the past decade, Nevada continues to struggle in preparing students to succeed in college. This year Nevada receives a D in preparation because other states performed better; (2) Over the past decade, Nevada has made no notable progress in enrolling students in higher education. This year Nevada receives a C in participation; (3) The affordability of higher education in Nevada has declined substantially over the past decade. This year Nevada is one of many states to receive an F in affordability; (4) Although there has been substantial improvement over the past decade, the proportion of Nevada's students earning a certificate or degree in a timely manner is well below the national average. Nevada receives an F in completion this year; (5) Over the past decade, Nevada received increasing benefits from having a more highly educated population. Despite that improvement, Nevada still lags behind most other states and receives a C- in benefits this year; and (6) Nevada residents perform below the national average on literacy measures, reflecting low levels of educational attainment. A significantly higher proportion of college graduates appear to be prepared to enter the teaching profession than in other states, and lower proportions appear ready to enter licensed technical careers or traditional graduate study. The performance of two-year college students on direct measures of student learning is below average. This report also includes additional information, questions and answers, state grades, and "Measuring Up 2004" resources. [For "Measuring Up 2004: The National Report Card on Higher Education," see ED508096.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Nevada