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ERIC Number: ED544461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Accountability Report: 2009-10
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
This is the third Accountability Report published by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). This report fulfills the biennial requirement that the HECB inform the higher education and fiscal committees of the legislature of the system's progress toward goals. This report also fulfills an additional legislative requirement that calls for a six-year retrospective analysis of the data. This report summarizes progress made by the public baccalaureate institutions on seven accountability measures. Detailed data tables are provided in Appendices 1 and 2. It also includes a new set of six accountability measures (momentum points) for the state's community and technical colleges. It includes three additional accountability measures sets on graduate rates and time-to-degree that arose from the Governor's GMAP process. The six "momentum points" reported by the SBCTC are those of the Student Achievement Initiative. They replace measures previously used to assess performance at the two-year institutions. These were approved for inclusion in the Accountability Report to minimize reporting requirements for SBCTC staff. The following performance measures are included in this report: (1) Bachelor's degree production; (2) High-demand bachelor's degree production; (3) Graduate and professional degree production; (4) Freshman retention; (5) Six-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen; (6) Three-year graduation rates for transfer students with associate degrees; (7) Bachelor's degree recipients who did not accumulate excess credits; (8) New for community and technical colleges: Student Achievement Initiative's six momentum points, and (9) New GMAP measures for public baccalaureate institutions: baccalaureate graduation rate; five-year graduation rate; and time-to-degree for native and transfer students. A summary-level analysis of performance since the five-year reporting baseline (1997-2002) for the seven measures show that public higher education in Washington has improved on seven measures. Appended are: (1) Performance Review for 2009-10 Academic Year; (2) Performance Review for 2009-10 Academic Year and Performance Review for 2009-10 Academic Year--Pell Grant Recipients; (3) New GMAP Measures: 4-Year & 5-Year Graduation Rates and New GMAP Measures: 4-Year and 5-Year Graduation Rates--Pell Grant Recipients; (4) New GMAP Measure: Time to Degree; and (5) Complete to Compete Metrics Implementation Assignment. (Contains 2 tables, 6 figures, and 12 footnotes.)
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Tel: 360-753-7800; Fax: 360-753-7808; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program