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ERIC Number: ED348570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: One in a series of Technical Assistance Reports.