ERIC Number: ED220991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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An Analysis of Administrator Perceptions Concerning the Impact of the 1977 Basic Education Act as Amended.
Hauge, Lawrence Jessen
A survey of 118 school superintendents, principals, and board chairpersons in Washington State sought to discover their perceptions of the effects on the state's common schools of two accountability statutes--the 1977 Basic Education ACT (BEA) and the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) Law. The administrators were asked about the laws' effects on local school districts and district legal and professional educational functions, and whether the laws had well served the learning process in the state. Among the administrators' perceptions revealed by the survey were that the BEA had had a generally positive effect on school districts but that it constrained administrative decision-making powers and perhaps impinged on board policy-making functions. The administrators thought the SLO Law's addition of parent-teacher conferences and foreign languages was welcome but that the law demanded excessive paperwork; they also thought it was too early to assess the law's effect on the quality of instruction and student learning. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Board of Education Policy, Decision Making, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, School Administration, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Washington State University.