ERIC Number: ED390123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Moving toward Accountability for Results: A Look at Ten States' Efforts. Issue Brief Summer 1995.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Many observers of educational policy feel that in the rush to devolve responsibility, difficult questions about the capacity of states and localities to be accountable for results are being overlooked. This document describes the different strategies used by 10 states to move toward a results-oriented system of services, supports, and opportunities for children and families. The states include Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Data were obtained from a survey of the 10 states. Findings suggest that consensus around a set of desired results provides direction to state efforts to better support children and families. States must then develop good indicators to measure progress toward the goals they have set. The report also describes how states coordinate activities to achieve desired results, how strategies for cross-cutting goals are being developed, fiscal plans to achieve cross-cutting goals, and desirable and unintended effects of results-based accountability strategies. The appendix contains a state-by-state matrix describing efforts to implement results-oriented systems of services, supports, and opportunities for children and families. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.