ERIC Number: ED425594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
NCEO Framework for Educational Accountability.
Ysseldyke, Jim; Krentz, Jane; Elliott, Judy; Thurlow, Martha; Erickson, Ronald; Moore, Michael
This report describes how the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) Framework for Educational Accountability, which specifies outcomes and indicators for six developmental levels (ages three and six, grades four, eight, and twelve, and post-school), can be used to implement parts of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education's (NASDSE) conceptual model for a "balanced system of accountability." The NASDSE model of accountability includes three components: system accountability, individual student accountability, and input/process accountability. The NCEO model provides indicators for the following domains: (1) academic and functional literacy; (2) physical health; (3) responsibility and independence; (4) citizenship; (5) personal and social well-being; (6) satisfaction; (7) participation; and (8) family involvement. The report discusses terminology uses in the NCEO framework, fundamental assumptions underlying the framework, and using the framework for educational accountability. How the NCEO framework and the NASDSE accountability model can work together is addressed and examples of applications of the NCEO framework are provided. It also describes sources of information that can be adopted or adapted for use in system-wide or individual accountability. Appendices include possible data sources for early childhood indicators and possible data sources for school-age indicators. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Citizenship, Coping, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Individualized Education Programs, Input Output Analysis, Life Satisfaction, Literacy, Models, Outcomes of Education, Physical Health, School Effectiveness, Special Education, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Well Being
National Center on Education Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Tel: 612-624-8561; Fax: 612-624-0879; Web site: http://www.coled.umn.edu/NCEO ($12).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act