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ERIC Number: EJ792392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Responding to Accountability Requirements while Promoting Program Improvement
Guillen-Woods, Blanca Flor; Kaiser, Monica A.; Harrington, Maura J.
New Directions for Evaluation, n117 p59-70 Spr 2008
The impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is usually understood in relation to schools and districts, but the legislation has also affected community-based organizations that operate school-linked programs. This case study of an after-school program in California demonstrates how educational accountability systems that emphasize students' academic achievement and scientifically based research prompted evaluators to modify evaluation questions, methods, and analytic techniques. The external demands of NCLB transformed the evaluation to support the relevance and value of this community-based program within the evolving framework of accountability for the school. (Contains 5 tables.)
Jossey Bass. Available from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Tel: 800-825-7550; Tel: 201-748-6645; Fax: 201-748-6021; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California