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The Resource Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools, by Mark William Ehlert, (electronic resource)

Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools, by Mark William Ehlert, (electronic resource)

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Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools
Title
Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools
Statement of responsibility
by Mark William Ehlert
Title variation
Performance-based funding of MO AVTS
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Performance-based funding is an increasingly prevalent policy tool for accountability in vocational education and other government programs. This study analyzed the distribution of performance measures and associated reimbursements of area vocational-technical schools (AVTSs) in Missouri to determine: if student demographic and local labor market variables systematically influenced effectiveness index (EI) scores; if EI scores were responsive to increasing levels of available incentive funds; if EI scores systematically varied as a result of the level of funding received. Administrative data for the years 1988 through 1995 were compiled from several sources and merged to form a panel data set for the study. Descriptive statistics indicated that follow-up results were indeed different for demographic subgroups, with Blacks, females, and targeted groups having lower reported levels of employment and continuing education than Whites and males. Average EI scores and reimbursement measures indicated a relatively stable pattern of performance and funding, though measures of dispersion indicated that there has been meaningful variation in both sets of indicators. Ordinary least squares (OLS) and fixed effects (FE) regression techniques were used to model and test the effects of student demographics, local labor market conditions, changes in the size of the incentive funds (IF) pool, and reimbursement levels on EI scores. Analysis of covariance techniques indicated heterogeneity in parameter estimates across AVTSs in all tested models, so FE methods were employed to remove the effects of schools from the estimates. Results indicated that, after removing the school fixed effect, the only extraneous variable with a significant influence on EI scores was the local unemployment rate and its sign was negative. Regression coefficients for measures of the size of the available IF pool and total salary reimbursements (as a percent of total salary expenditures) were significant and positive. The regression coefficient for the size of the incentive award (as a percent of total salary expenditures) was significant and negative. Conclusions. (1) EI scores indicated that some AVTSs in some years exhibit very high levels of labor market effectiveness. (2) On average, AVTSs receive more total reimbursement with the performance-based funding system than the previous percent-of-cost system. (3) There is significant variation in reimbursement levels across schools with higher levels of support associated with higher EI scores. (4) Follow-up results differ across student demographic groups, but when school effects are controlled, the proportions of students in various targeted groups have no significant influence on EI scores. (5) The performance-based funding system does appear to elicit higher levels of labor market effectiveness with increases in the size of the IF pool, higher levels of total salary reimbursement, and lower incentive reimbursements exerting a positive influence on EI scores while higher levels of incentive reimbursements have a negative effect
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MUU
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehlert, Mark William
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Competency-based education
  • Area vocational-technical centers
  • Employment forecasting
  • Labor market
  • Labor market
Target audience
specialized
Label
Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools, by Mark William Ehlert, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-129)
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 175 leaves)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Estimates of the impact of performance-based funding on the labor market effectiveness of Missouri's area vocational-technical schools, by Mark William Ehlert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 124-129)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 175 leaves)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote

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