Assessing Accountability in U.S. Public Education
Kelly, Anne S., Orris, J. Burdeane, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management
ABSTRACT. Public education accountability rests almost exclusively with schools rather than governments. This paper explores its three dimensions: economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Performance indicators of these dimensions were developed which facilitated testing of significant differences in means over time using analysis of variance. Only salary and wage expenditures per instruction personnel exhibited greater economy. Instructional equipment per pupil was related to increased efficiency. Several indicators suggested enhanced effectiveness. Student/teacher ratio declined and top performers in public schools improved in achievement. Graduation rate, an indicator of achievement and …
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Publication information: Article title: Assessing Accountability in U.S. Public Education. Contributors: Kelly, Anne S. - Author, Orris, J. Burdeane - Author. Journal title: Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Volume: 23. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2011. Page number: 1+. © PrAcademics Press, Florida Atlantic University Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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