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Review of the Community College System's Performance-Based Program Budgeting Measures and Incentive Fund, Report No. 97-49, February 1998
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  • Unlike other performance-based budget (PB2) approaches, Florida's Legislature directly links a portion of the Community College System’s state appropriations to performance. In fiscal years 1996-97 and 1997-98, the Legislature allocated $12 million to a PB2 incentive fund, which represented approximately 2% of the System's total appropriations for these years
  • The System gained some efficiency in its degree and certificate programs in 1996-97.
  • The PB2 incentive fund provides a simple, straightforward way of distributing incentive money to community colleges. However, the Legislature may wish to improve it in some key areas.
  • Although the measures used in the incentive fund cover the major community college instructional programs, they do not assess many aspects of system-wide or individual college effectiveness. The measures are mostly outputs and some may not be valid. In addition, the measures do not include associated performance standards.
  • The Legislature may wish to expand the Community College System's PB2 approach by including some additional measures and standards for system-wide performance. OPPAGA's program evaluation and justification review will provide more comprehensive information on Community College System performance.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Florida College System

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-28  Workforce Estimating Conference Potential Not Realized; Barriers Can Be Addressed, published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 01-56 Program Review: Workforce Development Education Program, Florida Department of Education, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-30 Progress Report: Community College Budget Incentives and Interagency Articulation Improve, But Graduation Rates Still Inflated, published in June 2001.
  • Report No. 98-07 Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Supplemental Analysis: Community College Revenues and Expenditures, published in August 1998.
  • Report No. 98-06A Program Evaluation and Justification Review of the Florida's Community College System, published in August 1998.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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