ERIC Number: ED203504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Aspects of Teacher Accountability in New Mexico.
Hall, Carroll L.
The term "accountability" involves more than the recent demand by the public that schools justify the academic levels achieved by their students. Such aspects of accountability as teacher certification, school accreditation, educational evaluation, and student testing have existed for years. The New Mexico State Department of Education has recently raised for discussion four issues concerning teacher accountability: the use of teacher competency testing, merit pay for teachers, the use of assessed student progress in the evaluation of teachers, and the use of student performance data in the school accreditation process. A task force developed ten options for approaching these issues. A recombination of elements from some of these options provides material for further consideration. This new package applies accountability to teacher testing and hiring procedures, evaluation and recertification practices, and incentive plans. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico; Teacher Competencies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).