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ERIC Number: ED230521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development: A Mutual Accountability Model. The New Albany, Mississippi Plan.
Aycock, Kathy; Blackston, Joseph
The mutual accountability model is a vehicle for equitable evaluation, with staff and instructional improvement as the goal. The model's basic assumption is that responsibility for student achievement rests not solely on the teacher but is shared by the school principal, other school personnel, and parents. The model's plan is comprised of three major sections: program design, program description, and program evaluation. Program design involves a topical outline of course content for each subject in the school's instructional program. The program description adds: (1) objectives for each topic in the program design, stated in terms of student behavior; (2) process or procedures, which describe student and teacher activities which occur during instruction; and (3) resources or materials which are available to students and teachers for each objective. For each of these objectives, there is a corresponding, specified evaluation method. Basic to the model is a clearly stated agreement between teachers and the principal on teachers' duties, support expected from the principal and parents, and a mutual assessment, arrived at through periodic meetings, of the developmental needs and requirements of the teacher. Appendices describe the model and contain various corresponding materials. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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