Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807744253
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 1/17/2004
  • Series: Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,481,018
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 Complexity, Accountability, and School Improvement 15
3 Validity Issues for Accountability Systems 47
4 Accountability Models 73
5 Benchmarking and Alignment of State Standards and Assessments 96
6 Biting the Bullet: Including Special-Needs Students in Accountability Systems 115
7 The Effects of Testing on Instruction 141
8 The Challenge of the High Schools 167
9 Does External Accountability Affect Student Outcomes? A Cross-State Analysis 189
10 High-Stakes Testing in a Changing Environment: Disparate Impact, Opportunity to Learn, and Current Legal Protections 220
11 "Slow Down, You Move Too Fast": The Politics of Making Changes in High-Stakes Accountability Policies for Students 245
12 Conclusion: The Problem of Stakes in Performance-Based Accountability Systems 274
About the Contributors 297
Index 303
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