An introduction to anonymous diploma registration

Sherman Dorn
University of South Florida

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IDevice Icon Central questions to ask about attainment
  • What proportion of students graduate from a school or institution?
  • What proportion of students graduate from a state/system?
  • What proportion of students transfer and eventually graduate?

IDevice Icon Historical background
  • Several waves of concern over dropping out from high school (Dorn, 1996)
  • Each wave has been accompanied by attempts to measure graduation
  • Numbers imply a political judgment

IDevice Icon Key dividing lines
  • K-12 v. higher ed focus
  • Education v. demographic methods
  • Measuring v. judging