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
     
 

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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

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:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Conditions and Characteristics of Assessment and Accountability: The Case of Four States, Diana Rhoten, Martin Carnoy, Melissa Chabran, and Richard Elmore
3. Internal Alignment and External Pressure: High School Responses in Four State Contexts, Elizabeth DeBray, Gail Parson, and Salvador Avila
4. Outside the Core: Accountability in Tested and Untested Subjects, Leslie Santee Siskin
5. Leadership and the Demands of Standards-Based Accountability, Richard Lemons, Tom Luschei, and Leslie Santee Siskin
6. Listening to Talk From and About Students on Accountability, Melissa Chabrán
7. The Impact of Accountability Policies in Texas' High Schools, Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, and Tiffany Smith
8. The Challenge of High Schools, Leslie Santee Siskin
9. Psychiatrists and Light Bulbs, Richard Elmore

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