ERIC Number: EJ1103552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Do School Report Cards Produce Accountability through the Ballot Box?
Kogan, Vladimir; Lavertu, Stéphane; Peskowitz, Zachary
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v35 n3 p639-661 Sum 2016
Public education has been transformed by the widespread adoption of accountability systems that involve the dissemination of school district performance information. Using data from Ohio, we examine if elections serve as one channel through which these accountability systems might lead to improvements in educational quality. We find little evidence that poor performance on widely disseminated state and federal indicators has an impact on school board turnover, the vote share of sitting school board members, or superintendent tenure, suggesting that the dissemination of district performance information puts little (if any) electoral pressure on elected officials to improve student achievement.
Descriptors: Elections, Accountability, Educational Quality, School Districts, Information Dissemination, Educational Indicators, Boards of Education, Superintendents, Public Officials, Tenure
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio