ERIC Number: ED108344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Accounting for Accountability.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.
This publication reports on two Regional Educational Accountability Conferences on Techniques sponsored by the Cooperative Accountability Project. Accountability is described as an "emotionally-charged issue" and an "operationally demanding concept." Overviewing accountability, major speakers emphasized that accountability is a means toward efficiency in education, and necessary to provide evidence of accomplishment. Accountability focuses on successful outcomes and basically speaks to the idea of quality control. Accountability issues, roles of participants, assessment and evaluation, costing techniques, and communication and public involvement were discussed in workshop sessions that emphasized practical information and techniques. Conference summary statements indicated that accountability is here to stay; techniques have been developed, but await perfecting; and accountability at the local level may bring excitement to education. (DW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Involvement, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Regional Cooperation
State Educational Accountability Repository, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V