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The Resource Organizational improvement and accountability : lessons for education from other sectors, Brian Stecher and Sheila Nataraj Kirby, editors ; prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, (electronic resource)

Organizational improvement and accountability : lessons for education from other sectors, Brian Stecher and Sheila Nataraj Kirby, editors ; prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, (electronic resource)

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Organizational improvement and accountability : lessons for education from other sectors
Title
Organizational improvement and accountability
Title remainder
lessons for education from other sectors
Statement of responsibility
Brian Stecher and Sheila Nataraj Kirby, editors ; prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a performance-based accountability system built around student test results. The accountability system comprises explicit educational goals, assessments for measuring the attainment of goals and judging success, and consequences (rewards or sanctions). But the mechanisms through which the system is intended to work are not well understood. The authors examined five accountability models: two from the manufacturing sector (the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and the Toyota Production System (TPS)), a performance incentive model used in the evaluation of job training programs for the poor, accountability in the legal sector, accountability in health care as shown by clinical practice guidelines, use of statistical risk-adjustment methods, and the public reporting of health performance measures. Although education faces unique challenges, the authors conclude that educators can learn much from these other sectors. The Baldrige, TPS, and the clinical practice guidelines suggest the importance of focused institutional self-assessment, understanding school and district operations as a production process, being able to develop and apply a knowledge base about effective practice, and empowering participants in the process to contribute to improvement efforts. The job training and risk-adjustment models and the legal and health care accountability models provide specific guidance on how to enhance system-wide accountability in education by broadening performance measures; making sure performance goals are fair to all students and schools; developing standards of practice in promising areas; and encouraging professional accountability
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
379.1/58
LC call number
LB2806.22
LC item number
.O74 2004
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1946-
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  • Stecher, Brian M
  • Kirby, Sheila Nataraj
  • Rand Education (Institute)
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  • Educational accountability
  • School management and organization
  • Organizational effectiveness
Summary expansion
Examines five accountability models--two from the manufacturing sector; a performance incentive model used in the evaluation of job training programs for the poor; accountability in the legal sector; and accountability in health care as shown by clinical practice guidelines, use of statistical risk-adjustment methods, and the public reporting of health performance measures. The authors summarize the models' effectiveness and draw lessons for implementing the No Child Left Behind Act
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Organizational improvement and accountability : lessons for education from other sectors, Brian Stecher and Sheila Nataraj Kirby, editors ; prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • "Rand Education."
  • "MG-136-WFHF"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-134)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000216223
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780833035004
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2003024743
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000216223
Label
Organizational improvement and accountability : lessons for education from other sectors, Brian Stecher and Sheila Nataraj Kirby, editors ; prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Rand Education."
  • "MG-136-WFHF"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-134)
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000216223
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780833035004
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2003024743
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000216223

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