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ERIC Number: ED482702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Indicators & Community Colleges Trends, 2000-2003.
Beas, Allison; Zarkesh, Maryam
This study updates the Education Commission of the States' (ECS) Report on State Funding for Community Colleges: a 50 State Survey, which examined the way community colleges were funded by each state. Specifically, the study addresses the use of performance-based indicators in community colleges. The data was gathered by calling individual community colleges or the educational governing board of each state. The study concludes that there has been an increase in the number of indicators, which are currently in use. A shift has occurred in how indicators are defined. Specifically, current indicators are more narrowly defined that those previously used. Although not all states have performance based funding as a policy, community colleges do use the indicators to gain additional funds from the state government. Furthermore, some community colleges use indicators to increase tuition. The large number of states that have changed their policy regarding indicators can be viewed as an indication of future changes in regards to how community colleges are funded. Furthermore, it is logical to assume that with the current national and state budget constraints further pressure will be added onto state education boards to make colleges responsible for outcomes. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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