ERIC Number: ED088144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Considerations in Planning and Managing Performance Contracting for Education. A Working Note.
Haggart, Sue A.
This document discusses some of the more important management skills and procedures needed for the design, implementation, and operation of performance contracting programs for education; and explores the match between the needed and the currently available management skills and procedures in school district management. The management practices used in 20 geographically-distant sites that were involved in over 30 performance contracting programs were surveyed. This direct data source, in conjunction with the Rand experience in the field of analysis for educational planning and resource management, provides the base for the substance of this report. Three major management considerations are identified: (1) planning the performance contracting program, (2) organizing to effectively manage the operation of the program, and (3) developing the capability to evaluate the results of the program in terms of its comparative cost and effectiveness. The paper includes a summary description of the experiences in several districts and a discussion of the role of three State departments of education. A planning guide put out by a fourth State department of education is also discussed. (Pages B49-69 and C14-28 may reproduce poorly.) (Author/JF)
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.