Developing a special education accountability framework using program evaluation

Accountability has been at the forefront of standards-based educational reform. Yet, as new-age accountability is upon us, driven in the vehicle of large-scale assessment by policy decisions, research indicates that within these accountability systems are organizational and technical barriers to educational improvement. What is presented in this article is a local-level accountability framework focused on special education programs in the context of a large, predominantly urban school district in Southern Ontario.

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Evaluating school improvement in Canada: a case example

This article gives a brief description of school improvement in Canada over several decades and describes the difficulties — conceptual, technical and communicative — associated with evaluating school improvement.

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