ERIC Number: ED488720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Issues in the Design of Accountability Systems. CSE Technical Report 650
Linn, Robert L.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
The purpose of this report is to identify and clarify design issues that are critical in the creation of an accountability system, and can contribute to improved teaching and student learning. Since student achievement is at the heart of the current accountability movement, a number of issues addressed in this report are concerned with how student achievement is assessed. Also discussed are the many considerations that enter into the choice of measurement and statistical procedures used to estimate school performance. It is concluded that too little attention has been given to the evaluation of current accountability systems and several recommendations are made for improving accountability systems.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Low Achievement, Student Evaluation, Statistical Analysis
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.