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State Systems of Performance Accountability for Community Colleges: Impacts and Lessons for Policymakers

Kevin J. Dougherty and Esther Hong

This Achieving the Dream policy brief examines questions about state performance accountability systems in higher education, focusing on community college systems. It finds that these systems have had moderate impact on community colleges, but the ultimate impact on student outcomes is still unclear. In addition, some unintended impacts are problematic, particularly the ways in which they can encourage institutions to restrict their broader missions.