ERIC Number: ED354934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Quality Is Measured by Individual Student Achievement Over Time. Mt. San Antonio College AB 1725 Model Accountability System Pilot Proposal.
Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
In December 1990, a project was begun at Mt. San Antonio College (MSAC) in Walnut, California, to develop a model accountability system based on the belief that educational quality is measured by individual achievement over time. This proposal for the Accountability Model (AM) presents information on project methodology and organization in four sections. Following an introductory section containing a cover letter and a table of contents, the second section features an overview of the approach and methodology utilized in the development of the AM. This section also includes the MSAC mission statement, the accountability planning model, and a description of the planning process at MSAC. Section III describes the project work statement, providing planning models for evaluating student access to the college's programs, student success in and satisfaction with these programs, the ethnic, gender, age and disability composition of MSAC staff, and the fiscal condition of the school. Section IV highlights the project organization, including the college's technical capabilities to enhance classroom instruction and facilitate college administration, the qualifications of the college and its staff, and a list of 16 related studies, most of them with ED numbers referring to their location within the ERIC System. Finally, appendixes feature sample reports generated by the AM on: (1) student waivers; (2) students assessed in area high schools; (3) financial aid request/distribution statistics; (4) an analysis of financial aid by ethnicity, age, gender, dependency status, income, and units completed; (5) student characteristics; (6) retention and grade point average by college division/department; (7) a 1989-1990 update on MSAC matriculation; (8) attendance by division for all graded classes; and (9) a sample questionnaire for California State University transfer students. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Institutional Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Research Methodology, School Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.