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This paper analyzes the current proposals by the government of Alberta, Canada, to implement an accountability framework for the province's postsecondary institutions using performance indicators. The paper develops a conceptual framework for performance indicators based on a discrepancy model of evaluation using three metaphors: mechanical, medical, and economic. This is followed by a critical examination of performance indicators with delineation of potential weaknesses and strengths as well as recommendations for practice. Finally, the Alberta plan is used as a case study to illustrate the concepts developed in the paper. The Alberta plan for performance indicators in the public postsecondary sector is seen as reflecting an economic metaphor of performance indicators which will result in measuring fiscal effectiveness as opposed to educational effectiveness. Further, while the Alberta government has indicated that the performance indicators will allow for inter- and intra-sectoral variations, no allowances seem to have been made for a value-added assessment of student outcomes, which is at the heart of the purpose for postsecondary educational institutions. (Contains 19 references.) (Author)

Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Change Agents, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Economics, Educational Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Fiscal Capacity, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Metaphors, Models, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors, Public Colleges











Autor: Elford, I. Chris

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9537&id=ED397735



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