Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right

Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right

by Richard Rothstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807749397

ISBN-13: 9780807749395

Pub. Date: 12/14/2008

Publisher: Teachers College Press

We should hold public schools accountable for effectively spending the funds with which they have been entrusted. But accountability policies like No Child Left Behind, based exclusively on math and reading test scores, have narrowed the curriculum, misidentified both failing and successful schools, and established irresponsible expectations for what schools can

Overview

We should hold public schools accountable for effectively spending the funds with which they have been entrusted. But accountability policies like No Child Left Behind, based exclusively on math and reading test scores, have narrowed the curriculum, misidentified both failing and successful schools, and established irresponsible expectations for what schools can accomplish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807749395
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
12/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The outcome goals of American public education 13

Chapter 2 Weighting the goals of public education 35

Chapter 3 Goal distortion 45

Chapter 4 Perverse accountability 53

Chapter 5 Accountability by the numbers 75

Chapter 6 Early NAEP 99

Chapter 7 School boards, accreditation, and Her Majesty's Inspectors 119

Chapter 8 An accuntability system for schools and other institutions of youth development 141

Appendices

Appendix 1 Schools as scapegoats 161

Appendix 2 A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education 171

Appendix 3 Goals survey methodology 177

Appendix 4 Teacher accounts of goal distortion 181

Endnotes 199

Bibliography 221

Acknowledgments 249

Index 255

About the authors 265

About EPI 266

About Teachers College Press 267

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