College & Workforce Readiness

College-Attainment Data Widely Misinterpreted, Analyst Says

By Catherine Gewertz — November 04, 2009 1 min read

Ever wonder about the data policymakers cite when arguing that the U.S. has slipped on college attainment, and needs to step it up? Well, former NCES analyst Cliff Adelman did, and he’s raising questions about it in a new paper. My colleague Debbie Viadero has a story on our Web site about it. Take a look; these numbers are a key part of the foundation for President Obama’s “college for all” push.

A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.