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ERIC Number: ED522490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Maryland
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation: How adequately does the state prepare students 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 or degrees in a timely manner?; (5) Benefits: What benefits does the state receive from 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 Maryland include: (1) Maryland has shown improvement in preparing students to succeed in college. This year Maryland earns an A- in preparation; (2) Maryland continues its strong performance in enrolling students in higher education. This year Maryland earns an A in participation; (3) Maryland has made no notable progress in providing affordable higher education. Maryland receives an F in affordability this year; (4) Maryland has seen a substantial improvement in the proportion of students who earn their certificate or degree in a timely manner. This year Maryland receives a B in completion; (5) Maryland has realized substantial gains in the benefits received from having a more highly educated population. This year Maryland earns an A in benefits; and (6) Maryland is among nine states that receive a "Plus" in Learning because data were sufficient to compare at least two of the three Learning categories in the state results described in this paper. This report also includes international comparisons, additional information, questions and answers, and state grades. (Contains 1 figure.) [For "Measuring Up, 2006. The National Report Card on Higher Education," see ED493360.]
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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: Maryland