ERIC Number: ED348570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Accountability for Vocational Education: A Practitioner's Guide.
Hoachlander, E. Gareth; And Others
This guidebook offers guidelines, suggestions, examples, and recommendations for developing a comprehensive, sound system of accountability. The first chapter develops a conceptual framework for developing systems of accountability that identifies some major policy issues that must be addressed. Chapter 2 discusses getting started and identifies some basic decisions that must be made at the outset. Chapter 3 examines specific examples of performance measures and assesses the pros and cons of different types of measures. It also discusses appropriate distinctions between secondary and postsecondary vocational education. Chapter 4 turns to a discussion of performance standards, including examples for different standards and procedures for determining them. Chapter 5 describes different approaches for introducing incentives and adjustments for special populations. Chapter 6 considers issues of implementation and includes possibilities for phasing in accountability systems and monitoring and modifying them over time. Chapter 7 provides information on student assessment in the context of performance measures and standards. A glossary is included as an appendix. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Educational Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Performance, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Standards, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
NCRVE Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-407: $10.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: One in a series of Technical Assistance Reports.