ERIC Number: ED170899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
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Development and Implementation of an Educational Program Audit (EPA) Management System to Evaluate the Instructional Programs in the Capital School District.
Goate, Edward W.
Public demands for accountability in school systems led the Capital School District in Dover, Delaware, to begin investigating management systems in 1974. This investigation led to the adoption of a management by objectives system in 1975 and the addition of program budgeting in 1976, providing the district with the tools of administrative accountability. Educational accountability was achieved with the adoption of the educational program audit (EPA) system in 1977. The development of this system involved creation of an administrative task force, solicitation of community input, and trial application of the system. This document describes in some detail the process of development and implementation of the EPA system, with particular emphasis on the administrative aspects of this process. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Board of Education Role, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Management Teams, Program Budgeting, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: N/A