ERIC Number: ED362947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Chapter 1's Leadership in Modeling Best Practices in Evaluation. A Symposium Presentation.
This paper examines whether the Title I/Chapter 1 tradition of leading the way in educational evaluation will continue or whether Chapter 1 will change its role by delegating decision-making authority over evaluation methodology to state and local school systems. Whatever direction Chapter 1 takes, states, school systems, and schools must be held accountable for their activities. Conclusions are as follows: (1) Chapter 1 must define the purpose of its assessment; (2) Chapter 1 must select a methodology and instrumentation to answer that question; (3) more than one methodology and instrument may be needed to answer more than one question; (4) Chapter 1 must continue to mandate accountability and fund it; and (5) Chapter 1 must continue to develop and test evaluation methodology. Seven recommendations are offered regarding the design and implementation of accountability-focused evaluation. One figure is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Measurement Techniques, Performance, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Based Management
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).