ERIC Number: ED073448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Accountability and Reading Instruction: Critical Issues.
Ruddell, Robert B., Ed.
The intent of the Commission on Reading of the National Council of Teachers of English in developing this group of articles was to provide insight into critical issues related to accountability and reading instruction. The initial presentation by James Laffey develops a brief historical analysis of educational accountability, followed by a discussion of the alternatives and problems that must be understood in developing an accountability system. Richard Hodges identifies the nature and sources of behavioral objectives as he examines assumptions related to goals of instruction, measurement, and the content and methodology of learning. Kenneth Goodman's paper on testing concerns reading tests, design problems in constructing reading tests, and abuses of tests. Advantages as well as limitations and disadvantages of performance contracting are discussed by Mary Galvan. Galvan concludes her discussion by identifying needs and making recommendations useful in developing curriculum-oriented guidelines for schools interested in performance contracting. The concluding discussion by Harold Herber identifies a range of critical issues based on the preceding discussions. (Author/WR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Performance Contracts, Performance Factors, Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Tests
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.