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High-Stakes Reform The Politics of Educational Accountability

Kathryn A. McDermott 1969- c2011

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  • Title:
    High-Stakes Reform The Politics of Educational Accountability
  • Author: Kathryn A. McDermott 1969-
  • Subjects: Education -- Standards -- New Jersey; Education -- Standards -- Massachusetts; Education -- Standards -- Connecticut; Educational accountability -- New Jersey; Educational accountability -- Massachusetts; Educational accountability -- Connecticut; School improvement programs -- United States -- States -- Evaluation -- Case studies; Educational accountability -- United States -- States -- Case studies; Electronic books
  • Description: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1 Scrutinizing Educational Performance; 2 Performance-Based Accountability; 3 The Evolution of Educational Accountability; 4 Education Standards and Performance Accountability, 1970-2001; 5 Educational Performance Accountability in Three States; 6 Education Finance and Accountability in Massachusetts: "The Grand Bargain"; 7 Accountability and Equity in New Jersey: "Where Home Rule Hasn't Worked, the Legislature Must Do What Home Rule Has Not Done"
    8 Incrementalism and Local Control in Connecticut: "I'm Not Out Looking for Your Keys"9 Assessing Performance Accountability in Education; 10 Lessons for Performance Measurement Research and Practice; References; Index
    Performance accountability has been the dominant trend in education policy reform since the 1970s. State and federal policies set standards for what students should learn; require students to take ""high-stakes"" tests to measure what they have learned; and then hold students, schools, and school districts accountable for their performance. The goal of these policies is to push public school districts to ensure that all students reach a common threshold of knowledge and skills. High-Stakes Reform analyzes the political processes and historical context that led to the enactment of state-level e
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press
  • Creation Date: c2011
  • Format: 1 online resource (236 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-58901-788-9
  • OCLC Number: 748242148
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000449421003378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9911624346303366
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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