ERIC Number: ED401310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Accountability Systems Nationwide and in Texas. Statewide Texas Educational Progress Study Report No. 1.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This is the first in a series of reports on the educational progress of Texas public schools. It reviews the concerns that led to the development of the integrated accountability system now used in Texas and examines this system relative to those of other states. A major new research and evaluation effort, the Statewide Texas Educational Progress Study is described. A number of national studies have discussed the need for assessment and establishing indicators to measure progress. In Texas, results from the state's testing program are a central part of the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS). AEIS data are summarized in reports for school, district, region, and state levels in an integrated system that includes statewide testing, local performance reporting, and state accreditation. It is based on eight guiding principles that include student performance and the right of the public to knowledge about the school system. Thirty-four of the 50 states have established formal performance standards in public education; Texas is among the 31% of states that produce reports at school, district, and state levels. An appendix compares the Texas accountability system with those of California, Florida, New York, and Tennessee. (Contains 7 figures and 29 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Indicators, Evaluation Methods, Performance Factors, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, State Programs, Test Construction, Testing Programs
Publications Distribution Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas