ERIC Number: EJ717968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Accountability Data and Decision Making in Texas Bilingual Education Programs
Gates, Gordon S.; Lichtenberg, Kristi
Journal of Latinos and Education, v4 n4 p271-282 2005
This study reports data collected from a survey of 140 Texas bilingual program directors to explore the use of accountability data for program decision making. Examined are findings related to the availability, kinds of decisions made, and evaluation activities conducted using 11 sources of data (i.e., the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills, English norm-reference tests, Spanish norm-reference tests, report card grades, oral language proficiency, high school status of "on track to graduate," retention, attendance, student socioeconomic status, student discipline, and student mobility). Implications of findings for practice are drawn, as well as relevance to current accountability policy.
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Mobility, Grades (Scholastic), Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Discipline, Bilingual Education Programs, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills