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ERIC Number: EJ920894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Measuring Student Success
Baldwin, Christopher; Bensimon, Estela Mara; Dowd, Alicia C.; Kleiman, Lisa
New Directions for Community Colleges, n153 p75-88 Spr 2011
Student success is at the heart of both institutional effectiveness and the community college mission, yet measuring such success at community colleges is problematic. This article highlights three efforts to grapple with this problem--a multistate work group of system- and state-level policymakers to create an improved set of student success measures to gauge state and institutional performance; the development of benchmarking tools to improve racial/ethnic equity in college student outcomes and improve evaluation of institutional effectiveness in promoting student success; and an example of how one institution is leveraging state, regional, and national efforts to more effectively measure, and ultimately improve, student outcomes. Through these examples, the authors present the commonly used measures of student success, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss innovative measures that are being used to benchmark community colleges. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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