ERIC Number: ED076558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Accountability and the Teacher.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Teachers should, and would, be held accountable for learning outcomes if those outcomes were assessed on a broader base than the mere testing of students. Instruction and Professional Development of the National Education Association suggests that at least six elements (established goals, students regularly assessed, varied and individualized programs, established staff criteria, abundant resources, and the nature of governance) be considered when attempting to assess learning outcomes. Teachers can prevent unfair enactment of accountability laws by such actions as identifying the responsibility of other groups in education and by seeing that accountability measures become state department regulations. There is a legitimate case to be made for greater accountability in education, but not if it is directed towards the reduction of educational expenditure regardless of the cost in human resources. (A listing of further information is included. Related document is SP 006 490.) (JA)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Note: Briefing Memo, number 1, January, 1973