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Assessment of the State Community College System Accountability Plan , Report No. 12146, July 1993

  • The State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC) has not linked the performance measures in its Plan to goals of the Community College System. The omission of goals from the Accountability Plan diminishes the Plan's overall effectiveness. The SBCC has incorporated some of the basic elements of an accountability process into its Plan. However, the Plan does not address how incentives will be used; how the results of the accountability process will be reported to community college boards of trustees, the Legislature, faculty and staff, and the general public; and the strategies that will be used to improve institutional and systemwide success in the performance measure areas. Nor does the Plan indicate how it will meet the vocational accountability requirements identified in law.
  • The performance measures of the Plan generally focus on student performance outcome measures. The Plan does not contain adequate input, output, and efficiency measures. In addition, the outcome measures may not assist in the determination of progress towards the goals of the SCCS, as the outcome measures have not been linked to the goals of the SCCS. Furthermore, the outcome measures are not always clearly defined so that additional information is needed to implement the measure. Finally, the outcome measures are not linked to systemwide or institutional benchmarks that could be used to indicate whether the institutions are achieving established objectives.

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