Performance Funding in Higher Education: The Effects of Student Motivation on the Use of Outcomes Tests to Measure Institutional Effectiveness

  title={Performance Funding in Higher Education: The Effects of Student Motivation on the Use of Outcomes Tests to Measure Institutional Effectiveness},
  author={Jeff E. Hoyt},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
  • Jeff E. Hoyt
  • Published 1 February 2001
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  • Research in Higher Education
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