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Accountability, effectiveness and efficiency

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Accountability, effectiveness and efficiency
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a study of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) in the Jersey City school district
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Friday
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Robert Lewis
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Robert Lewis Friday
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Van Ryzin
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Gregg
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Gregg Van Ryzin
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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Complying with legal rulings and performance mandates has presented challenges in many of New Jersey’s school districts, particularly poor and urban districts. This study examined the policy background as well as grounded experiences of key actors involved in the administration of the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC), a system of accountability for performance in the Jersey City school district, a state controlled school district. QSAC monitors and evaluates the performance of school districts in five key areas: Instruction and Program, Personnel, Fiscal Management, Operations, and Governance. Its objective is to establish an exit strategy for state-operated school districts, building capacity and strategies that will lead to the return of the schools to local control. Using a case study methodology involving legal and policy analysis along with in-depth interviews of school officials, this study addressed the following questions: 1. What were the legal and policy factors that led to the state takeover of the Jersey City School District and the implementation of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum? 2. How do administrators in the Jersey City School District view QSAC and its impact on district and school improvement? 3. What structures or systems must exist to build district capacity, achieve district and school effectiveness and to establish a thorough and efficient system of education (as required by the New Jersey constitution)? The findings of the study suggest that agreement exists among many central district administrators, that the QSAC process provides a useful self-examination encouraging districts to achieve excellence. However, there is a disconnect between district and school level administrators. The primary finding further suggest that QSAC as a method of accountability for performance is largely connected to Instruction and Program and that a testing system under state control, absent district input, creates a disadvantage for school districts and schools. The study recommend John Kingdon’s (1984, 1995) theory on Public Policy and Policy Streams, establishing education Policy Communities, developing Policy Networks in urban and poor school districts similar to the Jersey City School District, is worth an examination to provide some guidance and solutions to achieving federal and state accountability for performance initiatives, district and school effectiveness.
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Public Administration (SPAA)
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Educational accountability--New Jersey
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Public schools--State supervision--New Jersey
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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by Robert Lewis Friday
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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