Tagged with IPEDS

Community-College Accountability Measure Still Holds Policy-Making Potential

A tool being developed “by community colleges, for community colleges” to measure their effectiveness is still not ready, but its proponents hope wider adoption through its testing phase will give it influence in policy making. The sector decries existing metrics, particularly the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, known as Ipeds, for making community colleges … Continue reading

Better Measures of Success

Community colleges have been judged by the graduation rates of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students, even though they’re the minority on campus. To evaluate colleges’ performance, the U.S. Education Department named a group of policy experts to develop new measures of success that include the academic and employment outcomes for part-timers, returnees and transfers, reports CollegeBound. The Committee … Continue reading