ERIC Number: ED373410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Rewards to High Performing School Districts.
Policy Brief, v1 n1 Jun 1991
This policy brief was written to provide the North Carolina State Board of Education with a research summary on the provision of rewards to high-performing school districts. A 1988 study of state accountability systems across the United States suggested that maintaining an appropriate balance between state oversight of performance and local improvement in performance required a proper mix among rewards, sanctions, and technical assistance (Office of Educational Research and Improvement Study Group, 1988). The Study Group recommended that state accountability systems rewarding high performance: (1) be based on an agreed-upon definition of high performance; (2) be based on multiple indicators; (3) be aligned with state or district goals; and (4) contain a broad range of programs and incentives. To the latter recommendation, this report adds support for experimental programs, targeted staff development grants, and support for targeted technical assistance in high-achieving districts that show improvement or in low-achieving districts that have promising projects. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Educational Policy Research Center, Chapel Hill.
Identifiers: High Performing Schools; North Carolina