ERIC Number: ED069746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Performance Contracting - Accountability and the Michigan Education Program.
Porter, John W.
Redbook Magazine, Feb 1972
A report on the Michigan project in performance contracting is presented. In contrast to the Office of Economic Opportunity announcement that performance contracting is a failure, the Michigan program has been successful in the initial stage of a major experiment (Texarkana Project). The state legislature has appropriated $22.5 million for state-local performance pacts and an additional $500,000 for performance contracts to provide contractual relationships which involve the achievement of specific educational goals before payment is made. Sixty-eight school districts have entered into contractual relationship with the state to deliver guaranteed service. Allocations range from $7,000 to $11,800,000. The 1/2 million dollars for experimental performance contracts will be competitively awarded on the basis of proposals from local and intermediate school districts. The six basic steps involved in the educational model are (1) identification of goals by each local school district; (2) development of performance objectives; (3) assessment of student-program needs; (4) analysis of delivery systems; (5) evaluation of programs; (6) recommendations for improvement. (DJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Compensatory Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Schools, Evaluation Methods, Models, Performance Contracts, Performance Criteria, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Secondary Schools, Speeches, State Aid, State Programs
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.