ERIC Number: ED123705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Educational Accountability in Four States (Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, and Michigan). Report No. 8.
The assessment and evaluation programs of Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, and Michigan, and the development and implementation of steps they initiated to progress toward the goal of accountability are described in detail in this report. Following the introduction, section 2 discusses the laws enacted by the four states that are the basis for their programs and gives an explanation of the background of the legislation and the content of the statutes. Section 3 demonstrates how the laws are being put into action by each of the states and the changes in policy and strategy that took place since they were enacted. Several tables compare how the states are implementing their programs. Some of the technical, communicative, and political problems are described in section 4. Two appendixes complete the report: an annotated reference list of state agency reports and other materials, and copies of the state laws that are covered. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Program Development, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, Testing
State Educational Accountability Repository (SEAR), Miss Phyllis Hawthorne, Research Analyst, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Cooperative Accountability Project.