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Foreword
 
Introduction
 
The Challenges Presented by Measuring Up 2000
 
Crunching the Numbers: Looking Behind the Grades
 
Presentation of the "Best" Models for Each Performance Measure
 
Discussion of Model Results
 
Policy Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Research
 
Appendix I: Preliminary Measures Organized into Clusters of Influence
 
Appendix II: Final Variables Used in Analysisthor
 
About the Authors
 
About the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
 

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Beneath the Surface:

A Statistical Analysis of the Major Variables Associated with State Grades in Measuring Up 2000

 

By Alisa F. Cunningham
and Jane V. Wellman Institute for Higher Education Policy

 

November 2001

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION

CONTENTS
 
   
FOREWORD
 
   
 
INTRODUCTION
 
THE CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY MEASURING UP 2000
 
CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BEGIND THE GRADES
 
PRESENTATION OF THE "BEST" MODELS FOR EACH PERFORMANCE MEASURE
 
DISCUSSION OF MODEL RESULTS
 
POLICY CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
 
APPENDIX I: PRELIMINARY MEASURES ORGANIZED INTO CLUSTERS OF INFLUENCE
 
APPENDIX II: FINAL VARIABLES USED IN ANALYSIS
 
   
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION
 

 

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