ERIC Number: ED111841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Dissemination System for State Accountability Programs--Part 1: Reactions to State Accountability Programs.
Bettinghaus, Erwin P.; Miller Gerald R.
The major concern of this report was to identify some of the problems which arise when educational accountability models are introduced into a state and to begin placing those problems within a communication context. It was suggested that there are problems created by the definition of the term "accountability", the term "assessment," the term "testing," and the equation frequently made between them. While large segments of the public can frequently agree on the desirability of "accountability," that agreement disappears when the specific operational definition of accountability is finally introduced. The experience of Michigan in its Michigan Educational Assessment Program was used as an extended example, although other states report problems similar to those of Michigan. Many of these problems were in the area of communication. (RC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Assessment, Information Dissemination, Models, News Media, Public Opinion, State Programs, Testing
State Educational Accountability Repository, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 (Free while supplies last)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.