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Overview

A comprehensive program that leads directly and swiftly to better practices, better decision making, improved staff morale, and higher student achievement.

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Editorial Reviews

Doctor - Jeff Howard
"Doug Reeves knows education—not from an ivory tower perspective, but from that of a committed practitioner. His work provides a refreshingly constructive take on the issue of accountability: Data should be used to build learning, instruction, and educational policy, not to punish students or teachers."
Terry J. Thompson

"A great practitioner’s guide to improving student achievement through accountability. Dr. Reeves has taken a very challenging topic and made it "user friendly," focusing on the true mission of education, which is improving student learning. Accountability is much more than test scores, as Dr. Reeves points out in this outstanding book."

Doctor - Deanna Housefeld
"Dr. Reeves makes sense of the hodgepodge of issues that currently surrounds educational accountability. The concepts are turned into practical applications that not only address the concerns of school personnel and community members, but also focus on improving student achievement."
Doctor - Lawrence W. Lezotte
"There is not a concept in education that is used more and understood less than ‘accountability.’ In Holistic Accountability, Doug Reeves brings clarity and understanding to the concept. He illustrates how complex and multidimensional the concept becomes when it is invoked in a thoughtful and just manner. This book should be read and its recommendations followed by anyone seriously attempting to make sense of this buzzword. "
Karen Young
"We have seen Reeves’s work positively impact student achievement in small systems, large districts, and statewide implementations. His practical approach to assessment and accountability provides a clear picture of the interaction between leadership, assessment, teaching, and the learning process. The holistic accountability cycle serves as a blueprint for making accountability a constructive force for improving teaching and learning."
School Business Affairs, OCtober 2002 - Cecilia Di Bella

"In Holistic Accountability, Reeves succeeds in recasting the accountability dilemma into a win-win plan for school administrators who are weary of the test score sweepstakes and for policy makers who are demanding results. It is an excellent approach—one that is sound, reasonable, comprehensive, and relevant. The accompanying sample accountability reports are very useful. Policy makers and school administrators who are frustrated with the scoreboard version of accountability will find Holistic Accountability refreshing and satisfying. Happily, it is free of jargon and succeeds in demystifying and recasting one of the most contentious areas in public education today.

School business administrators will also find the book an excellent primer about accountability and may draw a parallel with their own efforts to move beyond viewing fiscal data not as a documentation of what was spent, but how expenditures improved student achievement."

Dr. Deanna Housefeld

"Dr. Reeves makes sense of the hodgepodge of issues that currently surrounds educational accountability. The concepts are turned into practical applications that not only address the concerns of school personnel and community members, but also focus on improving student achievement."

Dr. Jeff Howard

"Doug Reeves knows education—not from an ivory tower perspective, but from that of a committed practitioner. His work provides a refreshingly constructive take on the issue of accountability: Data should be used to build learning, instruction, and educational policy, not to punish students or teachers."

Dr. Lawrence W. Lezotte

"There is not a concept in education that is used more and understood less than ‘accountability.’ In Holistic Accountability, Doug Reeves brings clarity and understanding to the concept. He illustrates how complex and multidimensional the concept becomes when it is invoked in a thoughtful and just manner. This book should be read and its recommendations followed by anyone seriously attempting to make sense of this buzzword."

Karen Young

"We have seen Reeves’s work positively impact student achievement in small systems, large districts, and statewide implementations. His practical approach to assessment and accountability provides a clear picture of the interaction between leadership, assessment, teaching, and the learning process. The holistic accountability cycle serves as a blueprint for making accountability a constructive force for improving teaching and learning."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761978329
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Experts In Assessment Series , #0
  • Edition description: Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas B.Reeves is the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center. He has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 20 books and many articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. Dr. Reeves was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parents Choice Award for his writing for children and parents.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Series Editors' Introduction
Introduction
1. What Is Holistic Accountability
2. Caught in the Middle: The Consequences of Accountability
3. A Better Way: Using Holistic Accountability to Improve Teaching and Learning
4. Community Collaboration: Making Accountability a Constructive Force
5. Accountability and Academic Standards: The Essential Connection
6. Models of Effective Accountability Systems
7. Ten Steps to Creating a Holistic Accountability System
8. Rhetoric and Reason: Communicating About Educational Accountability
Appendix A: Sample Accoutability Reports
Appendix B: Resources for Accountability Systems
References
Bibliography
Index
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