ERIC Number: ED163052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Educational Accomplishment Audit: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of A National Symposium on Perspectives on Educational Accomplishment Auditing.
Cook, Desmond L., Ed.; Stoycheff, Peter A., Ed.
The papers comprising these proceedings discuss the nature and purpose of the Independent Educational Accomplishment Audit (IEAA), a concept born in the late 1960's to establish accountability for mandatory technical assistance programs funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: (1) origins and rationale of the Independent Educational Accomplishment Audit; (2) educational accomplishment audits or a major federal program: Title VII; (3) negative and positive aspects of requiring accomplishment audits for programs from the perspective of a program auditor; (4) identification and discussion of activities and competencies needed by an audit team to successfully audit programs; (5) selection, training, certification and employment of educational program auditors; (6) evaluation and the accomplishment audit: toward a unifying construct; (7) determination of appropriate evaluation design for projects; (8) validity, reliability, and margin of error of audit reports to verify educational evaluation reports; (9) adaption, development, and adoption of program auditing into current and new areas and a prediction of its future; and (10) role of auditing and validation in the Michigan Accountability Model. In his synthesis, Desmond Cook observes that there is little question about the favorable reception of the audit concept, its proceudres, techniques and training practices. Major problems however, remain unresolved. Is auditing technical assistance or should it be viewed as an independent operation for attesting/verification? If federal audits are no longer mandatory, should school districts accept audits on a voluntary basis? Several speakers cite the need for further research. (CP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Educational Program Management Center.; Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Proceedings of a National Symposium (Columbus, Ohio, May 21-23, 1973) ; Parts marginally legible due to light print