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ERIC Number: ED522507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Measuring Up 2006: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Iowa
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 Iowa include: (1) Iowa has made progress in preparing students to succeed in college, and receives a B+ in preparation this year; (2) Iowa continues to perform well in enrolling students in higher education. This year Iowa receives an A- in participation; (3) Iowa has lost considerable ground in making higher education affordable. Iowa receives an F in affordability this year; (4) Iowa continues its consistently strong performance in the proportion of students earning a certificate or degree in a timely manner. This year Iowa receives an A in completion; (5) Iowa has made no notable progress in the benefits the state receives from having a more highly educated population. This year Iowa earns a C in benefits; and (6) Like most states, Iowa receives an "Incomplete" in Learning because insufficient data would not allow meaningful state-by-state comparisons. However, data are available this year to examine the readiness of college graduates--from two- and four-year institutions--for advanced practice. 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.]
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. 152 North Third Street Suite 705, San Jose, CA 95112. Tel: 408-271-2699; Fax: 408-271-2697; e-mail: center@highereducation.org; Web site: http://www.highereducation.org
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: Iowa