ERIC Number: ED467430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Public Accountability for Student Success: Standards for Education Accountability Systems.
National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
This document presents standards for educational accountability systems developed by the Study Group on Education Accountability of the National Association of State Boards of Education. The framework consists of these standards: (1) legal authorities clearly specify accountability goals and strategies that focus on student academic performance; (2) at each level of the education system, designated authorities are charged with the efficient governance of the accountability system; (3) specific responsibilities for student learning and performance are assigned to designated agents; (4) accountability is based on accurate measures of agent performance as informed by assessments that are administered equitably to all students; (5) those responsible for governing accountability regularly report student and school performance information in useful terms and on a timely basis to school staff, students and their families, state and local policymakers, and the news media; (6) incentives are established that effectively motivate agents to improve student learning, and consequences are predictably applied in response to performance results; (7) agents are provided with sufficient support and assistance to ensure that they have the capacity necessary to help students achieve high performance standards; (8) policymakers work to ensure that education policies, mandated programs, financial resources, and the accountability system are well aligned; (9) the accountability system has wide support; and (10) various established partnerships work together to support districts, schools, and teachers in their efforts to improve student achievement. (Contains 34 references.)(SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education
NASBE, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($12 plus $2 shipping and handling). Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nasbe.org/Educational_Issues/Reports/PASS_Rpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
Note: The Report of the NASBE Study Group on Education Accountability.