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Explanation of Ratings - 2002-2003 (Year 7)

Explanation of Ratings - 2002-2003 (Year 7)

Explanation of Ratings - 2002-2003 (Performance Year 7)
2002-03 (Yr 7) impacting FY04
Approved June 5, 2003 

Note:  Links to Institutional Ratings are Provided Below.

Ratings for the public institutions were approved by CHE on June 5, 2003.  Institutions are rated first on their performance on individual indicators, and from those ratings, an overall score representing an average of scores on indicators is computed.  The overall score places institutions in one of five performance categories based on their overall performance.  Categories include “Substantially Exceeds,” Exceeds,” “Achieves,” Does Not Achieve,” and “Substantially Does Not Achieve.” Funding is allocated based on the performance category applied to the calculated need. 

As was the case last year, institutions are scored on no more than 14 indicators.  The indicators that are scored were used for the first time in scoring last year’s (2001-02) performance.  They represent those indicators of the 37 that have been used in the past that were viewed as best reflective of sector missions.  A collaborative process between CHE and the institutions was instrumental in identifying the 14 indicators that now contribute to institutional scores.   Indicators in effect vary across and within sectors and definitions for a particular indicator may also vary.  Differences are noted in the ratings reports. 

The Year 7, 2002-03, reports reflect an average score for all institutions of 87% (2.60 of 3).  Across the 33 institutions, 3 scored “Substantially Exceeds” (2 research, 1 teaching); 16 scored “Exceeds” (1 research, 2 teaching,  1 regional and 12 technical); and 14 “Achieves” (7 teaching, 3 regional, and 4 technical).  In comparison with last year, the average score for all institutions was 84% (2.51 of 3) with 1 performing in the “Substantially Exceeds” range (1 research); 14 scoring in the “Exceeds” category (2 research, 2 teaching, 2 regional, and 8 technical); and 18 scoring in the “Achieves” category (7 teaching, 3 regional, and 8 technical).  The scale for the overall performance categories is presented on the first page of each institution’s report.

 For a more detailed explanation regarding Year 7 and the ratings, please access materials for the June 5, 2003, CHE meeting.  Additional information on the system and indicators and data may be accessed by selecting Performance Funding Homepage .

Note on Report Format:  The ratings are posted as Adobe Acrobat files and will print in landscape format. There are four pages for each institution.  The first page provides a summary of overall performance and details about the institution itself including president’s name and contact information as well as “quick facts” including enrollment, type degrees offered, faculty and financial data.   The pages that follow provide indicator-by-indicator performance details including current and three years of historical data for each indicator.

Institutional Performance Ratings

Links to Annual Ratings by Sector, Introduction to Ratings and Other Guidance    (This link provides access to the links for institutional performance ratings for each year since 1998-99.  In addition, ratings explanations and system guidance for this and other years are also available from the links provided before and after links to the “Institutional Ratings.”)