ERIC Number: ED050183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Conferences on Educational Accountability.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Considerable attention is being focused on the concept of educational accountability. The word "accountability" has as many meanings as one cares to give it and is often used in connection with such activities as assessment, evaluation, auditing, and performance contracting. These conferences, held in Washington, D. C. and Hollywood, California were the result of expressed concern for more to be said about an area in which there is so much interest and a growing need for clarification of the many issues and problems involved. The nine papers presented were organized under six main topics and are concerned with the philosophy, strategies and pitfalls of accountability in education. Each provides a substantive and challenging contribution to the understanding of what is involved in developing and implementing accountability programs of integrity and merit. Topics and speakers were: "Means and Ends of Accountability" (Terrell H. Bell); "Issues in Implementation" (Nolan Estes and Donald R. Waldrip; Robert W. Locke); "Possible Effects on Instructional Programs" (Albert Shanker); "Public Expectations" (Wilson C. Riles; H. Thomas James; Scarvia B. Anderson); "The Role of Evaluation" (Henry S. Dyer); "The Future of Accountability" (John W. Porter). (TA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrative Policy, Boards of Education, Conference Reports, Creativity, Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Educational Responsibility, Evaluation, Instructional Programs, Performance Contracts, Public Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Responsibility, Tests
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.