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The Minneapolis Accountability Project [microform] : 1972-1976. Final Report / R. W. Faunce and Tracey Walen
Bib ID 5314608
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Faunce, R. W
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
79 p. 

The Minneapolis Accountability Project was an effort of the Minneapolis Public Schools to provide greater accountability to the public by helping citizens evaluate school programs. Citizens' study groups were provided with staff to help them in a year-long study of a topic selected by a citizen's advisory board. Study committees met weekly throughout the school year and made recommendations to the school board in the spring. Followup activities sought to promote implementation of the recommendations. The project operated from September 1972 through June 1976 and produced six studies: Pupil Progress Reporting, Use of Teachers' Skills, Basic Skills, Curriculum Development Procedures, Community Participation, and School Discipline. This report summarizes the project's four years. Emphasis is placed on the final year since the first three years have been described in earlier reports. An attempt is made to assess the project's impact. Participants were surveyed, study committee chairpersons assessed their committee's impact, state and local school officials gave their views, and newspaper reports of the project were reviewed. An independent evaluator hired by the state evaluated the project. Finally, an estimate of the status of the 95 recommendations made by study committees is given. Reactions of participants, the press, the state funding agent, the independent evaluator, and the superintendent were favorable. However, implementation of recommendations varied with the topic, and committee chairpersons' views reflected this variation. All chairpersons, however, felt the Accountability Project itself was worthwhile. (Author/RC)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Accountability.  |  Advisory Committees.  |  Citizen Participation.  |  Community Involvement.  |  Discipline.  |  Educational Programs.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Minneapolis Accountability Project  |  Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Walen, Tracey, author  |  Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation
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