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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415947053
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Carnoy is Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University. His work has appeared in Dollars and Sense, The American Prospect, Education Week, and Tikkun. Richard Elmore is Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University. Leslie Siskin is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Conditions and Characteristics of Assessment and Accountability: The Case of Four States 13
Ch. 2 Internal Alignment and External Pressure: High School Responses in Four State Contexts 55
Ch. 3 Outside the Core: Accountability in Tested and Untested Subjects 87
Ch. 4 Leadership and the Demands of Standards-Based Accountability 99
Ch. 5 Listening to Talk from and about Students on Accountability 129
Ch. 6 The Impact of Accountability Policies in Texas High Schools 147
Ch. 7 When an Irresistable Force Meets an Immovable Object: Core Lessons about High Schools and Accountability 175
Ch. 8 Accountability and Capacity 195
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