ERIC Number: ED324831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Options: Most Effective When Combined. Executive Summary.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
School accountability options are briefly discussed in this exectuve summary of the document, "Accountability: Implications for State and Local Policymakers," by Michael W. Kirst. Six accountability policies are examined, which include performance reporting, monitoring and compliance, incentive systems, reliance on the market, changing the locus of school control, and changing professional roles. A combination of policies adapted to state and local goals is recommended for maximum effectiveness. Policymakers must also be aware of policy-related issues, such as fit between data systems and performance indicators, local policy model experimentation, innovative incentive systems, authority for decision making, and ineffectiveness of the market accountability approach. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For the complete document summarized here, see ED 318 804.