ERIC Number: ED102722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Costs of Educational Accountability -- A Maryland Exploratory Study.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The Maryland State Department of Education participated with the Cooperative Accountability Project (CAP) in an exploratory study of the cost-pricing of educational accountability components. The exploratory study was undertaken to determine the state of the art in cost-pricing of accountability components at the State and local educational levels and to enable the organizations to make recommendations about necessary, future research in this field. Four educational accountability components were identified: goal development and implementation, objective development and implementation, status surveying of student achievement, and program development. Based on these components, a survey instrument was constructed to obtain information from local school systems about the costs involved in actually providing information to decisionmakers. The basic conclusion reached in the survey is that smaller school systems will require additional financial aid and technical assistance in establishing a comprehensive accountability program. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Information Dissemination, Instrumentation, Interviews, Program Budgeting, Program Development, State Departments of Education, State Surveys, Systems Approach, Tables (Data)
State Educational Accountability Repository (SEAR), Miss Phyllis Hawthorne, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V