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ERIC Number: ED544459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
SMP Update Degree Goal Costs: Promising College Completion Efforts
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment based on growth of jobs requiring postsecondary education, higher income levels associated with additional years of education, and increased educational attainment levels in competing nations. The Toolkit highlights seven strategies and metrics to achieve greater educational attainment: (1) Set Completion Goals and Develop Action Plans; (2) Embrace Performance-Based Funding of Higher Education; (3) Align High School Graduation, Workforce Training, and Adult Education Expectations to Public College Admission and Placement Requirements; (4) Make it Easier for Students to Transfer Among Colleges; (5) Use Data to Drive Decision Making; (6) Accelerate Learning, Reduce Costs, and Stabilize Tuition Growth; and (7) Target Adults, Especially Those with "Some College, but No Degree." Also described herein is Project Win-Win, an initiative by the Institute for Higher Education Policy and the Lumina Foundation for Education, to find formerly enrolled college students whose academic records qualify them to be awarded an associate degree retroactively. (Contains 2 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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Missouri; New York; Ohio; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin