ERIC Number: ED216459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Advisory Task Force for Program Accountability in the Wichita Public Schools.
Wichita Public Schools, KS.
A desire for greater accountability in the basic skills areas in the Wichita (Kansas) Public Schools led the board of education to establish a 58-member task force to study the situation. This document comprises the final reports of subcommittees in six areas of investigation: reading, mathematics, social studies, written composition, vocational education, and testing and evaluation. Each report responds to the following five charges made by the board of education: (1) study and report on current methods for measuring educational quality in the district; (2) report on the validity of current measurement tools and on how those tools can be improved; (3) state in quantitative terms what the current measurements reveal about the district's educational system; (4) recommend accountability goals that the district should seek over the next few years; and (5) determine who is responsible for qualitative education and what is being done to hold them accountable at each level in the district. Appendices include a program accountability model, a listing of resource materials, and minority reports. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Evaluation, Mathematics, Models, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Social Studies, Test Validity, Testing, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wichita Public Schools, KS.