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

Toward a higher standard: the changing organizational context of accountability for educational... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

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

On the Horizon , Volume 16 (2): 25 – May 16, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/10748120810874487
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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.

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: May 16, 2008

Keywords: Higher education; Management accountability; Assessment; Learning; Technology

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