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ERIC Number: ED087119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-23
Pages: 8
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Finding Alternative Approaches to Educational Accountability.
Knezevich, Stephen J.
This speech traces the evolution of accountability, defines accountability, and examines alternative approaches to accountability. The author conceptualizes educational accountability in operational terms as a system for improving the delivery of educational outcomes that would clarify who is answerable to whom, for what, then, and within what constraints. A comprehensive accountability strategy for established institutions is suggested to include identification and clarification of objectives, creation of an accountability team, development of output-oriented management systems, implementation of outcomes-oriented instructional systems, greater utilization of instructional resources in the private sector, continuing the search for and experimentation with alternative public school programs, creation of an educational auditing approach, design and operation of a total evaluation system, and more effective reporting on school achievement. The author examines the issues of alternative or "free" schools outside the established system, supported through vouchers. The nature of educational legislation on accountability is also summarized. (Author/DN)
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Note: Paper presented at American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention (106th, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 22-26, 1974)