ERIC Number: ED111838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Staff Response to the Report: An Assessment of the Michigan Accountability System.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
A response is made to a special report "An Assessment of the Michigan Accountability Program" prepared by a committee composed of Drs. Ernest House, Wendell Rivers, and Daniel Stufflebeam under contract with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). The three-men panel was to evaluate the educational soundness and utility for Michigan of the Michigan Accountability Model with a particular focus on the assessment component. Data for this investigation were gathered by reviewing publications of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and interviewing various educators, citizens, MDE staff members, and representatives of various organizations. To some extent, the study produced observations and judgments without inaccuracies or emotional exhortations. However, the report contained some inaccuracies, it was not totally unbiased, and it appeared to be based on somewhat unrigorous and hurriedly-gathered information. Problem areas included observations on goals and objectives, state level leadership, testing, teacher evaluation, and the compensatory education program. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.