New Research Report Examines Students’ Use of New College Scorecard Data
New Research Report Examines Students’ Use of New College Scorecard DataCollege Board Communications
The Brookings Institution has highlighted a recent report by College Board researchers about the U.S. Department of Education’s new College Scorecard. The report, titled “Student Responsiveness to Earnings Data in the College Scorecard,” uses SAT score send data to estimate how students have responded to the information and metrics the College Scorecard makes public, including a college’s annual cost, graduation rate, and median earnings after college (a metric previously unavailable).
From the researchers, Michael Hurwitz and Jonathan Smith: “The research we highlight…was the first opportunity to analyze whether students (and which students) used and responded to the College Scorecard data. Our inquiry was prompted by our interest in understanding what influences students and families as they make their very important decisions about whether and where to go to college – questions at the very heart of the [College Board’s] Access to Opportunity work.”
You can download the full report here.