ERIC Number: ED048366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Michigan Assessment of Education, 1969-70: The Politics of Reporting Results.
Kearney, C. Philip; Huyser, Robert J.
The political issues and activities involved in the reporting of results of the 1969-70 Michigan Educational Assessment Program are discussed. The background and purposes of the program, the events and forces that shaped the manner in which assessment results were reported, and several political issues regarding the design of the 1970-71 educational assessment program are discussed. The authors were involved in administering the program and they present an overview of the political implications involved in state-level educational policy-making. Insights into the problems connected with state assessment programs from the standpoint of the local school district, the state legislature, the state executive branch, as well as interested citizens are provided. Finally, the stages involved that brought about a modification of reporting policy by the Michigan Department of Education are presented. (AE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Board of Education Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Responsibility, Institutional Role, Legislation, Political Influences, Political Power, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Government, State Programs, State School District Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers: Michigan Educational Assessment Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971