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Outcomes-Based Funding: The Wave of Implementation

Title: Outcomes-Based Funding: The Wave of Implementation
Author: Jones, Dennis P.
Date: 2013
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Description: Two years ago Dennis Jones wrote a brief paper entitled Performance Funding: From Idea to Action. In that paper he proposed a set of design and implementation principles to guide states that were considering incorporating an outcomes-based component in their resource allocation model. When that paper was written only a handful of states, Tennessee and Indiana most notably, were using outcomes-based funding across the full spectrum of institutions. In several other states, the idea was either being applied in a single system or being actively discussed. In the intervening two years much has happened.

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