No Child Left Behind?: The Politics and Practice of School Accountability

No Child Left Behind?: The Politics and Practice of School Accountability

by Paul E. Peterson
     
 

Identifying "accountability" as the central aim of the No Child Left Behind Act (signed by George W. Bush in January 2002), Peterson (of Stanford U.'s Hoover Institution) and West (Harvard U.) present 13 papers that sympathetically describe the political origins of "accountability politics," examine educational practice as it is impacted by the law and other similar… See more details below

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Identifying "accountability" as the central aim of the No Child Left Behind Act (signed by George W. Bush in January 2002), Peterson (of Stanford U.'s Hoover Institution) and West (Harvard U.) present 13 papers that sympathetically describe the political origins of "accountability politics," examine educational practice as it is impacted by the law and other similar regulations, and explore the possible impacts of the "accountability" movement. Also discussed are the groups that are opposed to "accountability" measures, such as teachers and significant groups of parents, as well as ways to overcome their objections or opposition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815770282
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Politics and Practice of Accountability1
2No Child Left Behind: Forging a Congressional Compromise23
3Refining or Retreating? High-Stakes Accountability in the States55
4Politics, Control, and the Future of School Accountability80
5Rethinking Accountability Politics107
6Lessons about the Design of State Accountability Systems127
7Unintended Consequences of Racial Subgroup Rules152
8Charter School Achievement and Accountability177
9The Effects of Accountability in California197
10The "First Wave" of Accountability215
11No Child Left Behind, Chicago Style242
12A Closer Look at Achievement Gains under High-Stakes Testing in Chicago269
13Central Exit Exams and Student Achievement: International Evidence292
Contributors325
Index327

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