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Document Number: 1455

From Authentic Assessment to Authentic Accountability and An Accountability Event for Assessing and Directing the Performance of Public Education Institutions MS Word - Two articles reprinted with permission. (1) A view of accountability that derives much from the business community and its demonstrated success in applying continuous improvement approaches to evaluate and refine processes. It is also consonant with standards-based reform and the powerful forces toward democratic localism (charter schools, site-based management, restructuring, etc.) that are being explored throughout the education system. (2) A model to engage the public in a process that seeks to develop deep understandings of the performance of the school system, its causes and antecedents, so that a constructive course for improvement can be determined and undertaken and ultimately assessed. (Paul G. LeMahieu and Marina A. Piscolish, University of Delaware and Delaware Department of Instruction, September 1996)...
Author: Paul G. LeMahieu and Marina A. Piscolish
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Publisher: University of Delaware and Delaware Department of Instruction


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