“Senior Slump” Report Released at D.C. Press Forum
Michael Kirst (right), professor of education at Stanford University, discusses his
“senior slump” report at a May press conference in Washington, D.C. Kirst urged
that the senior year of high school be made more challenging. The report was
published by the Institute for Educational Leadership and the National Center for
Public Policy and Higher Education.
PERSPECTIVES IN PUBLIC POLICY
CONNECTING HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
This publication series, co-sponsored by
the Institute for Educational Leadership and
the National Center for Public Policy and
Higher Education, seeks to promote public
and educational policies designed to
strengthen linkages between K–12 and
higher education. Reports in the series are
addressed to policymakers, business and
civic leaders, and educators.
Overcoming the High School Senior Slump: New Education
Policies, by Michael W. Kirst (May 2001). This report
examines the causes and consequences of high school “senior
slump” and presents policy directives that can help American
high schools reclaim the academic rigor of the senior year.
Doing Comparatively Well: Why the Public Loves Higher
Education and Criticizes K–12, by John Immerwahr (October
1999). The author explores public attitudes about K–12 and
higher education, and identifies trends that suggest that higher
education’s “honeymoon” with the public may be waning. The
report is based on a wide range of public opinion surveys and
focus groups conducted by Public Agenda during the past five
Higher Education and the Schools: State Strategies that
Support Successful Student Transitions from Secondary to
Postsecondary Education, by P. Michael Timpane (July 1999).
This report explores the implications of school reform issues
for the future of higher education.
All One System: A Second Look, by Harold L. Hodgkinson
(June 1999). This update to the seminal 1985 report, All One
System, clarifies trends, impasses, and areas of priority
regarding the long-neglected relationships between higher
education and the public schools.
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MEASURING UP 2000
The following publications and
other resources expand upon the
information contained in “Measuring
Up 2000: The State-by-State Report
Card for Higher Education.” The next
edition of “Measuring Up” will be
published in 2002.
Measuring Up 2000 (November 2000): This first-of-itskind
report card evaluates each state on its performance
in higher education. Measuring Up 2000 also provides
comprehensive profiles of each state and brief states-at-aglance
www.highereducation.org. This web site allows you to
make your own comparisons of state performance in
higher education. You can download all or parts of
Measuring Up 2000, as well as all data used to create the
indicators in the report card.
Some Next Steps for States: A Follow-up to Measuring
Up 2000, by Dennis Jones and Karen Paulson (June
2001). Provides an overview of the kinds of actions states
can take to improve higher education performance.
Assessing Student Learning Outcomes: A
Supplement to Measuring Up 2000, by
Peter Ewell and Paula Ries (December
2000). National survey of state efforts to
assess student learning outcomes in higher
Recent State Policy Initiatives in
Education: A Supplement to Measuring
Up 2000, by Aims McGuinness, Jr.
(December 2000). Highlights education initiatives that
states have adopted since 1997–98.
A Review of Tests Performed on the Data in Measuring
Up 2000, by Peter Ewell (June 2001). Describes the
statistical testing performed on the data in Measuring Up
2000 by the National Center for Higher Education
Technical Guide Documenting Methodology, Indicators
and Data Sources for Measuring Up 2000 (November
Ordering Information. These publications are available at
www.highereducation.org. Single copies of most of these reports are
also available by faxing requests to the National Center at 408-271-
2697. Measuring Up 2000 is available by calling 888-269-3652; single
copies are $25.00 (quantity discounts available).