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The National Forum on College Level Learning

A Study of the US Baccalaureate Degree

Meaning of the Baccalaureate Degree

Final Project Report

Roster of Participants: National Forum on College-Level Learning

Forum Advisory Committee

College Advisory Committee (NY)

Research & Development Grant

League of Professional Schools

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Welcome to the National Forum on College-Level Learning, the first attempt to measure what the college educated know and can do across states. In this 2002-2004 Pew-sponsored pilot study, five states (Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, and South Carolina) collected information on college-level learning from tests that students now take when they leave college, national assessments of adult literacy, and tests of general intellectual skills given to a representative sample of students.

The results make it possible to assess both the intellectual capital available to these states and the contributions that their colleges and universities (two and four year, public and private) collectively make to it.

The attached documents (to the left) should give you a more complete understanding of the project.

Margaret A. Miller
Project Director

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