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ERIC Number: ED561309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
Rewarding Dual Enrollment in Performance-Based Funding Formulas: How States Can Create Incentives for College to High School Partnerships
Struhl, Ben
Jobs For the Future
Far too few students who enter college succeed in earning a certificate or degree. States are developing a range of strategies to increase college completion rates. Performance-based funding is an increasingly popular way for states to fund public colleges and universities: Produce more graduates; get more funding. The author suggests that in addition, states should invest this funding in colleges that partner with high schools on dual enrollment programs that better prepare future college goers. This report makes the case for using this particular funding to sustain these programs and highlights how four states are already doing so. Most performance-based funding strategies target improved outcomes for students already enrolled in college, and do not create incentives for reaching back to work with high school students to prepare them for college without the need for remediation. However, four innovative states have incorporated incentives for colleges to collaborate with high schools on college readiness. This report looks at the experiences of these four states--Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas--and their performance-based funding
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future; Completion By Design
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Louisiana; Tennessee; Texas