ERIC Number: ED055061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Performance Contracting: A Road to Accountability? NCSPS Special Report.
Bendixsen, Marian F.
This report describes the national Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) performance contracting experiment and three of its local programs. It also briefly outlines one state-level development in performance contracting. In the OEO experiment, 20 school districts were selected to represent diverse geographic settings; the common elements of the selected schools are that the children largely perform below grade level in reading and math and are from low-income families. Six profit-making instructional firms are subcontracting in three locations each. The two remaining districts are subcontracting with local affiliates in the National Education Association to test the impact of a teacher performance incentive approach. Each site has students assigned to experimental, comparison, or control groups for project evaluation. The three local projects described in detail are Stockton, California; Wichita, Kansas; and Jacksonville, Florida. A similar project is that of the State of Virginia which has arranged a contract between several school districts and Learning Research Associates of New York City. This project will be evaluated by the University of Virginia. (The document contains a table of projects with information under the following headings: location, contractor, date operational, funding, target students, subject areas, guaranteed learning gain and contractor payment.) (RT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Programs, National Programs, Performance Contracts, Program Evaluation, State Programs
National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, 1424 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($6.00 per year)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Support of the Public Schools, Washington, DC.