ERIC Number: ED204868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
1979-80 Annual Report: Overview of Educational Accountability and Accreditation in Colorado.
DePew, Kathryn; Hennes, James
Colorado's accountability program requires each school district to establish a citizens committee to inform the local board of community feelings regarding the district's educational program. This document reports the number of districts successfully completing the various steps in the accountability process during the 1979-80 school year. Exemplary districts, districts not in compliance, and districts in need of improvement are identified. Priorities set by local districts for improvements needed in their educational programs are listed. Efforts to extend the accountability program to the building level are described. The document also outlines Colorado's accreditation program, discusses the program's relationship to the accountability requirements, and summarizes the current accreditation status of Colorado school districts. Analysis of the data compiled for this report reveals trends associated with successful accountability programs, improvements in educational programs resulting from accountability efforts, and rising pupil test scores associated with these improvements. Sample reports sent by districts to local residents complete the document. (PGD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, Community Involvement, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Colorado Dept. of Education, 201 E. Colfas, Denver, CO 80203 ($2.00; free to Colorado public school districts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: Occasional pages may be marginally legible.