ERIC Number: ED060391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Educational Performance Contracting.
Hall, G. R.; And Others
This report is distilled from Rand's findings in previously reported research and from new research. It is addressed to school board members, administrators, and other educational decisionmakers who may be contemplating a performance contracting program. The guide follows the life cycle of a project and identifies the three major phases as planning and contracting, operation , and evaluation. Planning and contracting activities discussed are (1) legal research, (2) assessment of needs, (3) requests for proposals, (4) proposals, (5) selection of learning system contractor (LSC) or other program participants, and (6) determination of contracts. Program operation events considered are (1) selection of schools, (2) personnel selection, (3) teacher training, (4) student selection and transfers, (5) program monitoring, and (6) promoting awareness of the program. Considered under the evaluation phase are (1) program validation, (2) settlement of the LSC contract, (3) program evaluation, and (4) the decision about the future of the program. The second part of this guide (Technical Appendix, ED 060392) provides more technical detail on the problems of test and measurement and cost analysis associated with performance contracting programs. Related documents are ED 050 496-497 and ED 056 247-252. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrators, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Experiments, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Improvement Programs, Legal Problems, Management Systems, Mathematics Instruction, Performance Contracts, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Testing
Communications Department, Rand Corp., 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90406 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.