Beyond Vocational Education Standards and Measures: Strengthening Local Accountability Systems for Program Improvement

B. M. Stecher, L. M. Hanser

This study examined vocational education accountability at the local level to provide information that might improve the implementation of the Perkins II (1990 amendments to the Perkins Act) provisions. The study found that local accountability systems already exist in many vocational programs and that they can be tools for program improvement. The authors suggest ways states and local programs can improve the functioning of local accountability systems, and they recommend changes in federal vocational education policy to further the goals of program improvement that motivated Perkins II.

MDS-292 / March 1993

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