ERIC Number: ED082340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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An Accountability Approach Using Expectancy Criteria.
Metos, Thomas H.; Luty, Elanny T.
If American schools are to be held accountable for pupil achievement, a reliable means of determining the difference between a child's actual achievement and his learning potential must be found. This study examines the utilization of composite measures of a pupil's base level of performance as effective predictors of learning expectancy. In addition to an individual student's knowledge and skills at learning commencement, the study also takes into account several important factors (such as mental age, years in school, age norms, and school history) to provide a statistically significant performance potential for each child. In this way, the approach remains sensitive to the goals of specific programs or the objectives of a particular school district. The data are also comparable across teachers, and could possibly be used as the basis for a teacher evaluation system. (Author)
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Arizona (Mesa)