Category Archives: Illinois

Moving Out and On: Illinois Students at Out-of-State Colleges

Out-of-state college attendance by Illinois residents is a problem. Historically, a strong economy, large population, and functional government shielded Illinois from the negative impacts of migration. That is no longer the case. Click here to see a visualization of the … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Take on Assessment Reaction

Every few months, someone writes an article exposing assessment for what it supposedly is: a waste of time and a destructive force. The latest installment is from the Chronicle of Higher Education, An Insider’s Take on Assessment: It May Be … Continue reading

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Assessment and Stories We Tell Students

Do new, first-year college students need to study 2-3 hours per credit hour in a week to be successful? The short answer is: no. Research tells us that most first-year students spend about one hour or less per credit hour … Continue reading

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Illinois High School Graduates and Out-of-State Colleges

The map below shows where Illinois high school graduates enroll at public (blue) and private (red) four-year universities. https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js The first story is that a lot of Illinois high school graduates leave Illinois for college. The most, in fact, of any other … Continue reading

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