ERIC Number: EJ555455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Improving Schools through Performance-Based Accountability and Financial Rewards.
King, Richard A.; Mathers, Judith K.
Journal of Education Finance, v23 n2 p147-76 Fall 1997
Policymakers are exploring whether schools should be allocated state funds as rewards for improving student achievement and other performance indicators. Team-based rewards specified in 14 states' statutes represent a limited form of performance-based school finance. This article examines financial rewards in four states and makes policy recommendations for improving performance-based accountability systems that include statewide standards, assessments, rewards, and sanctions. (38 footnotes) (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Attendance, Dropout Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Incentives, Motivation, Performance Based Assessment, Recognition (Achievement), Rewards, Sanctions, School Holding Power, Standards, State Action
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Kentucky; South Carolina; Texas