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ERIC Number: ED112469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Accountability: Brand L.
Lessinger, Leon M.
Effective accountability always involves four essential elements: Knowledge of what is required, knowledge of who is responsible to whom, knowledge of how to be successful, and knowledge of the consequences of not being successful. The movement in education now called accountability has added the additional requirement that educators stipulate the objectives to be achieved by students, the actual success in achieving them, and the costs incurred in the process. This is probably best called performance accountability; its underlying theme is that the objective of education is learning, not teaching. The appropriate unit of accountability for results is the school and the school district. If the school as a system does not attain its objectives--if students do not learn--the system is redesigned until they do. Regardless of the results, the students or parents or teacher are not blamed for failure to learn. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the National Forum on Educational Accountability (Denver, Colorado, May 1975)