ERIC Number: ED063639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Performance Contracting: Who Profits Most? Fastback Series, No. 4.
Originally conceived as a catalyst for educational reform, performance contracting by private firms will probably put itself out of business in the next few years because of its successes. School officials may continue to use it as a low risk, low cost vehicle for experimenting with innovative or untested learning programs, but its major value is likely to be in the areas of (1) performance support contracts, with private firms providing auxiliary support for the standard educational program; (2) incentive contracts with teachers, in which incentive payments are made to regular teachers on the basis of student performance; and (3) contracts between State education agencies and local districts, especially for grants management and federal aid program administration. (Author/RA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Problems, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Systems, Management Systems, Performance Contracts, Performance Specifications
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 48401 (Individual fastback, $.50, prepaid. Set of six, $2.00, quantity & membership discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.