Accountability FAQs:


Q: Is accountability answerability?

A: Yes, and blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving.

Q: Is accountability "A program"?

A: Yes, and often legislated, that attributes the responsibility for student learning to teachers, school administrators, and/or students.

Q: Is accountability linked to considering carefully?

A: Yes, and being open to challenge in relation to, one's choices concerning how research agendas are framed and the styles in which write-ups of research "results" are created.

Q: Is accountability traditionally based on having school and classroom rules?

A: Yes, and combined with sanctions for infringement.

Q: Is accountability an element of a RACI to indicate who is ultimately answerable for the correct and thorough completion of the deliverable or task?

A: Yes, and the one who delegates the work to those responsible.

Q: Is accountability the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions?

A: Yes, and products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance, and implementation within the scope of the role or employment position and encompassing the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.

Q: Is accountability the accountability of the government?

A: Yes, and civil servants and politicians to the public and to legislative bodies such as a congress or a parliament.