December 3, 2012

New Performance and Accountability Data Dashboard Released

By Patrick Bell

OFM Four-Year Public Dashboard

An online dashboard launched today provides taxpayers more performance and accountability data about Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities.

The Statewide Public Four-Year Dashboard was initially created in 2011 following the passage of House Bill 1795, known as “The Higher Education Opportunity Act.”

The legislation directed Washington’s six public four-year colleges and universities to report annually on a range of metrics related to student enrollment, progression, graduation, and to display them in a centralized dashboard.

The dashboard provides an opportunity to highlight the effectiveness of Washington’s four-year institutions, and encourage data-driven discussions of higher education policy.

In addition to  better informing policy makers, students and their families, and the general public – the dashboard helps streamline various accountability efforts across multiple state agencies.

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