ERIC Number: EJ785244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Graduation Rates and Accountability: Regressions versus Production Frontiers
Archibald, Robert B.; Feldman, David H.
Research in Higher Education, v49 n1 p80-100 Feb 2008
This paper suggests an alternative to the standard practice of measuring the graduation rate performance using regression analysis. The alternative is production frontier analysis. Production frontier analysis is appealing because it compares an institution's graduation rate to the best performance instead of the average performance. The paper explains the differences between these two types of analysis and provides examples of their application using data for 187 national universities.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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