Performance scores (for performance-linked funding)

Performance scores (for performance-linked funding)

Last updated 12 March 2018
Last updated 03/12/2018

For every Student Achievement Component (SAC)-funded tertiary education organisation (TEO), we calculate performance scores out of ten at each grouped qualification level (levels 1-3, 4-7 non-degree, and 7-8). Individual rates for each educational performance indicator (EPI) are weighted and combined to produce these performance scores, as shown in Tables 1 and 2 below. The scores are then compared to the upper and lower thresholds for each grouped qualification level to determine if a funding adjustment will be made. 

TABLE 1: EXAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (OPTION 1)

Grouped
Qualification
Levels

Indicator 1
Qualification 
Completion

Indicator 2
Course 
Completion

Indicator 3 
First Year Retention

Indicator 4
Progression

Level 1-3

62%

81%

Not used at this level

53%

 

TABLE 2: CALCULATING PERFORMANCE SCORES (OPTION 1)

Performance Score level 1-3

Calculation of score for level 1-3

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= ((62% x 0.25) + (81% x 0.25) + (53% x 0.50)) x 10