ERIC Number: ED337849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May-14
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Evaluation and Reform Strategies: The United States of America. Country Reports.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
In the United States today, policymakers and citizens believe that the quality of their schools must be improved. Reform policies and strategies are the focus of the first section of this report. The four areas identified are the perception and interpretation of the problems of quality, the methods of preparing reform or ad hoc measures, the main features of reform or ad hoc measures, and the strategies of implementing adopted policies. Evaluation and monitoring of policies and reform comprise the second section. In contrast to other countries, the limited role of U.S. federal government in monitoring and evaluation is examined. Seven areas are identified: quality evaluation policies and their methods, evaluation of the quality of schools, evaluation of educational quality, evaluation of teacher quality, evaluation of curriculum quality, evaluation of the quality of other educational services, and changes in the monitoring and supervisory mechanisms. The final section reports on the first results of evaluation and monitoring. (RR)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, School Based Management, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, School Restructuring, Student Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Reform Strategies
Note: "Prepared...as a contribution by the U.S. Education authorities to the Education Committee's activity on Educational Evaluation and Reform Strategies."