ERIC Number: ED103554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Project A.R.T.A.: A Road To Accountability. E.S.E.A. Title III. Final Report: July 1974.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
The A.R.T.A. Project has completed three years as a Title III, 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act funded project. The overall goal was to establish "in house" performance contracting to make teaching more effective via an incentive payment system to teachers for above average gains of students, considering achievement, daily attendance, attribution, and self-concept. Thirty eight teachers in Minco, El Reno, and Yukon participated in the project in 1971-72, 31 in 1972-73 and 30 in 1973-74. A target population consisting of grades two and five, eighth grade math and tenth grade language involved 1600 scholastics in 1971-72, 1200 in 1972-73 and 994 in 1973-74. The defined parts of "target population" were realistically evaluated in terms of measurements with a high degree of success as well as positive reinforcement of the staff for continuation and expansion. Considering the present status of the project, all tests have been administered and students' gains and teacher payments have been established for each teacher's class. In-service training sessions have been held to assist the teachers in preparing for parental conferences and the ideographic learning characteristics of students. Conferences with teachers have been held to explain the purposes of the program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Attendance Patterns, Educational Quality, Elementary School Teachers, Incentives, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility
Title III Director; State Department of Education, State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 (Free-of-charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III