ERIC Number: ED109182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan-30
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Handbook on the Accountability Assessment Program.
Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.
Article 77, Section 28a, of the Annotated Code of the Laws of Maryland, commonly called the Maryland Educational Accountability Program (MAAP), was passed in 1972 by the Maryland General Assembly. This act should insure when properly implemented, that educational programs: (1) lead to the attainment of established educational objectives, (2) provide information for accurate analysis of costs of instructional programs, and (3) provide information for the analysis of the differential effectiveness of instructional programs. Compliance with the MAAP includes the establishment of goals and objectives in, but not limited to, reading, writing, and mathematics at all levels--state, school system, and individual school. The act requires a school by school survey of the current status of student achievement in relationship to established objectives, the development of programs by each school for meeting its own needs, and the establishment of evaluation procedures for determining the effectiveness of these programs. MAAP stipulates that a yearly report be submitted by the State Superintendent of Schools to the Governor and State legislature. This Handbook was developed to help ensure that MAAP responsibilities at all levels are understood clearly and carried out effectively. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.