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Toward a higher standard: the changing organizational context of accountability for educational results

David A. Shupe (Director, Evaluation of Student Achievement, Elumen Collaborative, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 16 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the full range of choices that academic institutions presently have for attending to educational results.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach takes the form of a systematic comparison of the eight models currently available to colleges and universities for attending to educational results, relative to four necessary organizational purposes: individual student improvement, individual student accountability, organizational improvement, and organizational accountability.

Findings

This is a time of innovation, not of standardization. As new choices become available, the standard for accountability for educational results continues to rise.

Originality/value

The choices, ranging from established practices to expected alternatives to unexpected innovations, differ significantly in their capacities.

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Citation

Shupe, D.A. (2008), "Toward a higher standard: the changing organizational context of accountability for educational results", On the Horizon, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 72-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/10748120810874487

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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