ERIC Number: EJ885986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
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Impacts of Performance-Based Accountability on Institutional Performance in the U.S.
Shin, Jung Cheol
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v60 n1 p47-68 Jul 2010
In the 1990s, most US states adopted new forms of performance-based accountability, e.g., performance-based budgeting, funding, or reporting. This study analyzed changes in institutional performance following the adoption of these new accountability standards. We measured institutional performance by representative education and research indicators--graduation rates and levels of federal research funding. We collected data from 1997 to 2007 and used a hierarchical linear modeling growth curve analysis. The main finding was that states which adopted performance-based accountability did not see a noticeable increase in institutional performance. In addition, we highlighted a critical policy issue--whether state and institutional factors contribute most to institutional performance in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Accountability, Institutional Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, Graduation Rate, Research Projects, Federal Government, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States