Archive for October 30th, 2012

New Research On Government Performance Funding For Postsecondary Education Institutions

October 30th, 2012

Performing Under Pressure
“State lawmakers increasingly want to tie public funding of higher education to colleges’ performance. But measuring sticks that reflect the differences between institutions and who they serve are hard to find. HCM Strategists and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are trying to fill that gap with a series of new research papers and issue briefs. The campaign, dubbed ‘Context for Success,’ attempts to give policymakers and colleges tools to better judge what works in higher education. For example, graduation rates are a common way of sizing up colleges. But missing in this and other popular ‘accountability’ measures is detailed information about incoming students – such as their academic preparation and risk factors.”