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ERIC Number: EJ809266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Comparing Performance-Based Accountability Models: A Canadian Example
Jaafar, Sonia Ben; Earl, Lorna
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n3 p697-726 2008
The intention of Performance-Based Accountability (PBA) policies is to foster school changes to enhance student learning and success. The influence of variation in these approaches, however, has not been empirically determined. This article employs a new conceptual framework to describe PBA models and compare them across contexts. We conducted a comparative analysis, finding that three kinds of PBA models exist in Canada. In this article, we consider the policy-level contextual differences coordinating large-scale, provincial, student testing and the use of results, using Canada as an example. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada