ERIC Number: ED358509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving Quality: Final Report of the Educational Quality Indicators Initiative.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This report provides information on the Educational Quality Indicators (EQI) initiative, a 3-year collaboration between Alberta Education and 12 school jurisdictions to develop indicator systems that measure the success of the educational enterprise. Ten collaborative action-research projects were begun in 1989 and ended in 1992. Each project focused on specific aspects of educational improvement and accountability. The projects can be grouped into three major areas--system accountability, teaching and learning, and alternative student assessment strategies. Three projects focused on accountability--at Lacombe/Rocky Mountain, Grande Prairie, and Lethbridge Public. Projects at Spirit River and Fort McMurray Catholic examined teaching and learning. Five projects--Edmonton Public, Calgary Public and Catholic, Brooks, Fort McMurray Public, and Lethbridge Catholic--examined alternative ways to measure student success. This report summarizes the EQI initiative and each of the 10 projects. A final chapter summarizes the major accomplishments, proposes potential provincial indicators, and suggests further steps for expanding the use of indicators in school jurisdictions in Alberta. Figures, tables, and references accompany the project descriptions. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada