ERIC Number: ED331865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Research-Based Attribute Structure for School Accountability.
Tesh, Anita S.
The Center for Educational Research and Evaluation of the University of North Carolina (Greensboro) has been contracted to propose standards, indicators of quality, data collection procedures, and instruments for the evaluation of Georgia public schools mandated by the state legislature. The development of these standards and indicators is discussed. A comprehensive list of standards and indicators was compiled through reviews of literature on educational indicators and effective schools for 10 factors: (1) autonomy of school-site management; (2) instructional leadership; (3) staff stability; (4) parental involvement and support; (5) schoolwide recognition of academic success; (6) maximized learning time; (7) collaborative planning and collegial relationships; (8) sense of community; (9) clear grades and high expectations; and (10) order and discipline. The initial list was subjected to extensive review and revision. The district review panels included: a Technical Advisory Board (TAB) of five national experts in educational evaluation; a departmental TAB of professional educators from Georgia; an advisory committee of 40 Georgia educators and citizens; and a steering committee of 15 members of the preceding group. Appendix A describes the literature review process. Appendix B lists the 18 standards developed. Appendix C describes the proposed use of numeric data for selected quality indicators. A 59-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Data Collection, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Models, Program Development, Public Schools, Research Utilization, School Effectiveness, Standards, State Programs, Test Construction
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Quality Indicators
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).