Evaluating the Impacts of “New” Performance Funding in Higher Education

  title={Evaluating the Impacts of “New” Performance Funding in Higher Education},
  author={Nicholas W. Hillman and David A. Tandberg and Alisa Hicklin Fryar},
  journal={Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis},
  pages={501 - 519}
In 2007, Washington adopted the Student Achievement Initiative, a statewide performance accountability system designed to improve retention rates and degree productivity among community colleges. Using difference-in-differences analysis, we found that the policy change has had little immediate effect on retention rates or associate’s degree productivity. However, community colleges produced more short-term certificates after the policy reform. These results are robust across many alternative… 

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