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Redesigning accountability systems for education
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2004 | 321 Pages | ISBN: 0-8077-4425-5 | pdf | 1.24Mb

This book is about understanding and redesigning accountability systems. The accountability systems we write about are those established over the past 5 to 10 years, mostly at the state level, although a number of districts have similar systems. These systems are distinguished by their attention to school-level performance and by their inclusion of consequences for that performance. They are quite different from earlier approaches to accountability that attended primarily to district compliance with state regulations.

The new systems grow out of a climate that makes strong parallels between education and business; they intend to focus schools on the bottom line. They also reflect an attempt, strong in rhetoric if not reality, by states to back off from detailed regulations about the process of education. The new systems have an explicit theory of action about improving student achievement that stresses the motivation of teachers, students, and administrators.

In this book we address that theory of action, looking at how these new systems are framed, their technical specifications, their implementation, and their effects. Our purpose is to illustrate the technical, political, and educational challenges these systems pose. It is our hope that understanding these challenges will assist policy makers in their efforts to make mid-course corrections to these systems in ways that address some of the
problems we write about.
Category: Education & Teaching | Added by: Py | Cùng giáo trình: RICHARD F. ELMORE, Susan H. Fuhrman
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