ERIC Number: ED473923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability Systems: Improving Results for Young Children. Financing Strategy Series.
DeLapp, Lynn R.
This brief is part of a series intended to advance effective financing and governance of early learning supports and services in order to promote children's readiness for school. The series presents conceptual frameworks, an array of effective strategies, and the experiences of states and communities in advancing the early childhood agenda, financing and governing promising approaches, and implementing and sustaining initiatives to achieve positive results. This brief asserts that greater accountability is increasingly being demanded of early childhood and other public, non-profit, and partnership initiatives. The brief sets out key principles of effective accountability systems, describes the basic steps in developing an effective accountability system, and discusses trade-offs inherent in designing such systems. Examples are provided that illustrate a range of state and local accountability system approaches. (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Criteria, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Action
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.