The Public Policy Institute of California draws on California’s past experience with performance funding as well as outcomes-based efforts in other states to offer four key questions for consideration should California move toward outcomes-based funding:
- What are the objectives?
- What should be measured?
- How big are the stakes? And
- Who decides?
The brief concludes that performance or outcomes-based funding could help focus institutions more on improving student outcomes and could demonstrate that commitment to the state’s taxpayers.