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Harmon, Timothy – Postsecondary Value Commission, 2021
The Postsecondary Value Commission, in its exploration of return on investment and value of a higher education, desired to better understand the current state of earnings data for states and institutions so that they could effectively measure and understand post-college employment and earnings. To that end, this brief includes a review of research…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities
Causey, J.; Kim, H.; Ryu, M.; Scheetz, A.; Shapiro, D. – National Student Clearinghouse, 2022
Low student success rates are widespread in American higher education. More than a quarter of freshmen do not return for their second year; at community colleges, it is 41 percent. In 2019, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center identified 36 million adults who had some postsecondary experience but had yet to earn any type of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Statewide Planning
Causey, J.; Pevitz, A.; Ryu, M.; Scheetz, A.; Shapiro, D. – National Student Clearinghouse, 2022
As the tenth in the Completing College series, this report updates the six-year college completion rates nationally and by state, by tracking the enrollment and completion outcomes for the fall 2015 cohort of beginning college students through June 2021. The national completion rate measures the performance of the entire higher education system.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Outcomes of Education
Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
Kansas ranks 10th in the nation on an average of 15 indicators of student success, but has been improving much slower than most states. Since 2008, total funding per pupil in Kansas has increased less than half as much as the U.S. average, and less than one-quarter as much as the top achieving states. "There is growing evidence that as Kansas…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, National Competency Tests
Atwell, Matthew N.; Balfanz, Robert; Manspile, Eleanor; Byrnes, Vaughan; Bridgeland, John M. – Civic, 2021
Students and educators have returned to the classroom for the fall of 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person learning in schools across the country. Yet, this does not mean the pandemic's effects on education and students are behind everyone, and the pandemic continues to linger across America. The current understanding of the…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Pandemics, COVID-19, Futures (of Society)
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Brown, Joshua Travis – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Higher education accountability is a field characterized by complexity. Prior frameworks grounded in psychometrics, economics, and history fall short in explaining the persistence and composition of its complexity. This article employs organizational theory to identify the multiple conflicting approaches of higher education accountability and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Organizational Theories, Evaluation
Data Quality Campaign, 2016
States are required by federal law to create annual report cards for the public with key data about how their students and schools are doing. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) decided to find out if these report cards are easily found and understood. In summer 2016, DQC took the following steps: (1) reviewed 51 report cards (all 50 states and the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Achievement Rating, Information Dissemination
Heuer, Ruth; Stullich, Stephanie – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
This report from the Study of School-Level Expenditures presents findings on how state and local education expenditures at the school level vary within school districts. This study is not examining compliance with the current Title I comparability requirement, nor does it examine the comparability of resources between districts. Rather, it focuses…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts, Educational Finance, Differences
Kansas Association of School Boards, 2017
The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Comparing Kansas report data provides information related to the Kansas State Board of Education's Kansans Can outcomes and the "Rose Capacities" identified by the Kansas Supreme Court as a standard of constitutional funding and adopted as educational goals by the Kansas Legislature. It also…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Educational Attainment
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Archibugi, Daniele – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2012
Can democracy be expanded beyond borders? For many years, it was taken for granted that the norms and values of democracy could be applied within the boundaries of a state only. But over the last 20 years, it has been increasingly argued that democracy can also inform international organizations and global politics. This article recapitulates the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, International Organizations
Perper, Kate; Manlove, Jennifer – Child Trends, 2009
In 2006, the teen birth rate rose for the first time since 1991. Between 2005 and 2006, the birth rate increased 3 percent for teens aged 15-17 and 4 percent for teens aged 18-19. Teenage childbearing has negative consequences both for the mothers involved and for their children. For example, teen mothers and their children experience poorer…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Females
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Reeve, Charlie L.; Basalik, Debra – Intelligence, 2010
This study examined the degree to which differences in average IQ across the 50 states was associated with differences in health statistics independent of differences in wealth, health care expenditures and racial composition. Results show that even after controlling for differences in state wealth and health care expenditures, average IQ had…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Racial Composition, Intelligence Quotient, Social Psychology
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Clark, Benjamin Y.; Whitford, Andrew B. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
We examine the flow of federal grants-in-aid from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the states. We simultaneously model two dependent variables (the flow of EPA funds, and state environmental and natural resource budgets) to identify the independent roles of state political institutions, political preferences, economic and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Grants, Federal Aid, State Norms
Wright, Michelle Stover – Child and Family Policy Center, 2010
The fact that there has been population growth in Iowa at all (about 100,000 growth per decade over the last 50 years) is due in large measure to an increased level of immigration into the state. This immigration has helped to stabilize Iowa's population and workforce. Immigrants bring diverse experiences and backgrounds with them. This report…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Population Growth, Immigration, Education Work Relationship
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2010
Just as it has every June since 2006, the U.S. Department of Education last month delivered a rating to each state and territory based on the performance of its special education programs. The ratings, intended to fulfill the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's requirement that "measurable" and "rigorous" targets be…
Descriptors: Special Education, National Standards, School Statistics, Benchmarking
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