ERIC Number: ED484701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
A Framework For Examining Validity In State Accountability Systems. A Paper in the Series: Implementing the State Accountability System Requirements Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Fast, Ellen Forte; Hebbler, Steve
Council of Chief State School Officers
The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for the evaluation of validity for accountability systems. This paper is organized into two parts. Part I provides the foundation for the validation framework by considering the following: (1) a definition of accountability systems; (2) the reasons these systems require validation; (3) a brief overview of validity and validation as represented in assessment; and (4) the accountability system validation framework: application and extension of the assessment validation model for accountability systems. Part II lays out in more detail each component of the validation framework. The following are appended: (1) CCSSO Resources Related to Accountability System Validation; and (2) Standards for Educational Accountability Systems. (Contains 20 tables and 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Validity, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Standards, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation, Educational Indicators, Academic Achievement
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431. Tel: 202-336-7000; Fax: 202-408-8072; Web site: http://www.ccsso.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.