ERIC Number: ED375571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Issues & Options in Outcomes-Based Accountability for Students with Disabilities.
Brauen, Marsha L.; And Others
This guide is intended to help school districts and individual schools design and implement outcomes-based accountability systems that include students with disabilities. Part 1 provides an overview of issues that must be considered in developing such a system. Part 2 suggests implementation options and strategies and likely implications of these options for students, parents, school personnel, district administrators, and boards of education. The guide is organized around four critical sets of decisions that must be made: (1) select outcomes for all educational programs; (2) establish performance standards; (3) identify assessment strategies; and (4) identify accountable parties. For each of these issues a corresponding set of options is presented. The discussion of each option is in terms of assumptions, strategies to consider, and implications. A final section offers guidelines for putting outcomes-based accountability into practice. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inclusive Schools, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Inst. for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth.
Note: For the self-study guide, see ED 363 059.