ERIC Number: ED479975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
A Guide to Effective Accountability Reporting: Designing Public Reports that Effectively Communicate Accountability, Assessment and Other Quantitative Education Indicators in an Easily Understood Format.
Fast, Ellen Forte
This guide was developed to serve as a resource for the staffs of state education agencies and local education agencies who are responsible for producing state, district, or school report cards of the type required under many state or district accountability systems as well as under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The guide is not intended to provide an academic discussion of the nature of indicators and indicator systems, but is meant to be a resource for agencies and to spur the thought of practitioners, as accountability reporting systems are tooled to meet the requirements of the NCLB. Chapter 1, "Identifying Reporting Needs," is designed to help state and local education staff think through the goals and requirements of the NCLB required reports. Chapter 2, "Designing Reports for the No Child Left Behind Act," includes a list of the NCLB reporting requirements and examples of potential assessment and Adequate Yearly Progress reports that meet these requirements. Chapter 3, "The Design Process," offers an overview of the design process itself, including general suggestions related to text, graphics, and alignment of report cards with other documents in state and local accountability systems. Three appendixes provide additional details about reports and resource information. (Contains 14 figures and 16 references.)(SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Report Cards, Reports
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001