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ERIC Number: ED095656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 9
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Critique of the Delaware Educational Assessment Accountability Model.
Magoon, A. J.; And Others
The Delaware Educational Assessment Program accountability model is based on the performance assessment procedure initially described by Dyer, which utilizes background information of students to estimate educational outcomes. The difference between the estimate and the actual outcome is defined as a "need" in this application. This accountability model, which has been applied in the State of Delaware, has serious shortcomings in its underlying assumptions and definitions. Survey data collected from teachers (N=112) and lay persons (N=102) indicate that there is little consensus about what the accountability model should be doing, although more than 9 out of 10 teacher respondents would not, in practice, endorse its prescriptions for resource allocations. Several suggestions are offered for the model's reconstruction and its interpretation to teachers and lay persons. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware