Sep 14, 2016
In this episode, Armand Alacbay, Vice President
of Trustee and Legislative Affairs at ACTA, and Jerry Malitz,
former Chief Information Technology Officer for the Department of
Education’s Institute for Education Sciences, take a look at how
federal education data can be used to understand your school’s
performance relative to peers.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data
System (IPEDS) houses powerful information on nearly every college
in the country, providing data for public-facing websites and
research tools like the College Navigator. New tools are now using
IPEDS data to help parents and prospective students help make
informed choices about where to attend college. Through this primer
on institutional data, trustees can delve into metrics that are
regularly collected by the federal government to inform strategic
questions for the next board meeting.