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The implementation of a 'high stakes', performace-based assessment system has resulted in financial rewards being granted to those schools demonstrating improved results, while sanctions have been imposed on schools whose academic performance is poor. Contributors to this book examine the complex issues associated with this system in the state of Kentucky and offer diverse opinion on the topic.
Introduction - Thomas R Guskey
Development of Kentucky's Instructional Results Information System (KIRIS) - Edward Kifer
Impact on Curriculum Reform - Peter Winograd and Karen Webb
Ensuring Educational Accountability - Scott Trimble
A School District's Perspective - Ben Oldham
Theoretical and Practical Implications - Edward Haertel