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ERIC Number: ED309556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State-Enforced Accountability of Local School Districts. ERIC Digest Series Number EA 36.
Bowers, Bruce C.
Developments in several states suggest that a state-imposed accountability system is gradually taking shape. State authorities have established both incentive systems to reward high-performing school districts and systems of sanctions to be applied to districts with a record of repeated low performance. To accomplish this, a majority of states are now collecting from local districts a formidable array of statistics on student performance, including, at the very least, student achievement test scores, minimum competency scores, or both. Incentives are generally of two types: financial and deregulatory. Consequences of a state takeover of a district are also discussed. (13 references) (SI)
Publication Sales, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($2.50 prepaid postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - General; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.