ERIC Number: ED095095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-27
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability for Educators to Students. July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973. Interim Evaluation Report.
Saint Elizabeth School District R-4, MO.
The two objectives of this accountability project carried out in St. Elizabeth School District, Mo., were: (a) to increase the average student achievement by at least 5 percent at each level K-12 in the four basic areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science during the 1972-73 school term as measured by scores on the Stanford Achievement Tests, and (b) to increase the "achievement to ability index" at each grade level by at least 5 percentile points in the four basic areas, as measured by Stanford Achievement Tests and Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Tests. Methods used to achieve these gains were voluntary performance contracting by teachers and administrators, the use of special teachers to work with low achievers, incentives for students, and the use of teacher assistants. It is reported that each of these methods seems to be sound and to help produce achievement gains even though some of them need to be further tested and improved. Fifty classes were measured in this project. Seventeen of the classes met the first objective satisfactorily, and 24 showed some increase in student achievement. Seven classes met objective 2 satisfactorily with 21 of the classes showing some gain in "achievement to ability index." (HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Elizabeth School District R-4, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III