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Document Number: 4545

The Cost of Accountability - Relative to other education programs, the costs of accountability systems are small, according to the author. States that spend the most on their accountability programs still spend less than .4% of their total per pupil spending on such programs. Of the 25 state accountability programs studied, costs ranged from $1.79 per pupil in South Carolina to $34.02 per pupil in Delaware. (Caroline M. Hoxby, Harvard University, 2002)...

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