Georgia is one of only 10 states in the U.S. commended in a new education report for measuring how well its college students perform, using this tracking data to drive policy decisions and providing the information gathered in a useful format to students, their parents, the news media and others.
Education Sector, a Washington-based think tank promoting education reform, analyzed educational accountability systems across the nation at the request of a number of respected education foundations and found varied results in its report, "Ready to Assemble: Grading State Higher Education Accountability Systems."
The survey released in June determined that 38 states have little or no system for measuring learning outcomes, and 36 states have yet to develop a method for linking college funding to performance.
Education Sector measured states in 21 categories of accountability. The highest grade "Best Practice" was given to 10 states with well-developed reporting mechanisms including Georgia.