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Pettitt, Maureen; Prince, David – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2010
This article describes Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, an accountability system implemented in 2005-06 that measures students' gains in college readiness, college credits earned, and degree or certificate completion. The goal of the initiative is to increase educational attainment by focusing on the critical momentum points…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, College Credits, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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Prince, David; Seppanen, Loretta; Stephens, Deborah; Stewart, Carmen – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter discusses Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative, a new performance funding system for community and technical colleges. Its purposes are to improve public accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in state colleges each year and provide incentives through financial rewards to…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, State Colleges, Community Colleges, Incentives
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Prince, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
For the past several years, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has conducted applied research to inform and develop policies for increasing educational attainment and narrowing educational disparities in the state. In 2004, the board used student unit record data systems to conduct a longitudinal tracking study of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment