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ERIC Number: EJ946986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
The Relationship between External Accountability Policy and Internal Accountability: A Cross-State Analysis of Charter and Traditional Public Schools
Poole, Sonja Martin
Journal of School Choice, v5 n3 p261-280 2011
Using data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, this article examines the relationship between strength of state accountability policy (i.e., external accountability) and internal accountability, defined as a school-level system in which collective behaviors and conditions exist that direct the attention and effort of the internal school community to continuous improvement. Among other factors, a school's level of internal accountability appears to be higher for traditional public schools and schools that operate in weak external accountability states. Because data used to measure these factors directly are not available, differences in school internal accountability may reflect differences in these considerations. This article should be of interest to those concerned with motivating schools to develop the internal systems associated with high performance. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A