Introduction
 
The National Center
 
The Value of a Report Card
 
Goals of the Report Card
 
Description of the Report Card
 
State Higher Education Policy
 
Endnotes
 
Appendix
 
About the National Center

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Goals of the Report Card

The National Center's overall purpose in creating a state-by-state report card on higher education is to stimulate the creation of state policies that enhance opportunity and achievement for all Americans who aspire to higher education. In each state, the National Center will seek to make the report card:

  • A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL for state policy leaders, one that enables them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of higher education performance in their state compared to other states; and

  • A CATALYST FOR CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE as a widely disseminated, easily understood, objective framework for discussion and debate.

Moreover, by reporting performance outcomes at regular intervals over several years, the report card will map change in performance over time.

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