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Performance-Based Funding in Adult Education: Literature Review and Theoretical Framework

Citation

Klein, S. (2005). Performance-Based Funding in Adult Education: Literature Review and Theoretical Framework. Berkeley, CA: MPR Associates, Inc.

Abstract

Due to similarities between the adult and postsecondary education sectors'which include common sources of program funding, educational orientation, and accountability goals'this review draws on the higher education literature to explore the rationale for introducing these systems, processes used to design and implement allocation formulas, and lessons learned over time. It also summarizes how performance-based funding systems are applied in adult education and, where appropriate, provides examples of state systems to illustrate the mechanics of formula operation. It concludes with a theoretical framework and conceptual model delineating primary research questions guiding further study