The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing / Edition 1

The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing / Edition 1

by Martin Carnoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415947057

ISBN-13: 9780415947053

Pub. Date: 09/17/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Standard-based accountability" has become a consistent buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for almost twenty years. But does accountability work? The New Accountability explores the current wave of assessment-based school accountability reforms, which combine two traditions in American education-public

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Overview

"Standard-based accountability" has become a consistent buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for almost twenty years. But does accountability work? The New Accountability explores the current wave of assessment-based school accountability reforms, which combine two traditions in American education-public accountability and student testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415947053
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Ch. 1The Conditions and Characteristics of Assessment and Accountability: The Case of Four States13
Ch. 2Internal Alignment and External Pressure: High School Responses in Four State Contexts55
Ch. 3Outside the Core: Accountability in Tested and Untested Subjects87
Ch. 4Leadership and the Demands of Standards-Based Accountability99
Ch. 5Listening to Talk from and about Students on Accountability129
Ch. 6The Impact of Accountability Policies in Texas High Schools147
Ch. 7When an Irresistable Force Meets an Immovable Object: Core Lessons about High Schools and Accountability175
Ch. 8Accountability and Capacity195

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