ERIC Number: EJ940876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Rehabbing the Rankings: Fool's Errand or the Lord's Work?
Kuh, George D.
College and University, v86 n4 p8-19 Spr 2011
For better or worse, rankings shape public conceptions of collegiate quality. This paper reviews the history of rankings, analyzes what they represent, explores recent efforts to employ indicators in addition to institutional resources and reputation on which the most popular rankings are based, and evaluates the extent to which rankings serve their espoused purposes. (Contains 1 figure, 5 footnotes, and 36 resources.)
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Educational Indicators, Classification, Educational History, Educational Quality, Etiology, Organizational Objectives, Achievement Rating, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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