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ERIC Number: EJ940877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Toward Devising Measures of Quality and Effectiveness across All Institutions
Hurtado, Sylvia; Pryor, John H.
College and University, v86 n4 p20-24, 26-27 Spr 2011
The primary users of the current college ranking systems do not seem to be high-school students and families, but college presidents, board members, and development officers. As structured, the commercial ranking systems imply a precision that is not corroborated by research on what matters in college, nor can college quality be accurately summed to a single number. We propose a model that informs college choice for incoming students focusing on what the research tells us really matters and allows for nuances of effectiveness by using a multi-rank system. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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