9780974734316

Accountability in Action

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  • ISBN13:

    9780974734316

  • ISBN10:

    0974734314

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: Lead + Learn Pr

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Summary

Elements of an accountability system that results in improved student achievement

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
Part I Accountability: The Key to Sustained Reform
Fads and Fantasies: Why Educational Reform Fails
7(8)
Effective Accountability: Clear Answers for Common Sense Questions
15(18)
Communication: The Essence of Effective Accountability
33(8)
Popularity vs. Effectiveness: Accountability as a Decision-Making Tool
41(8)
Complexity in Learning: Accountability as a Teaching Tool
49(12)
Accountability as a Professional Development Tool
61(8)
Lonely at the Bottom: Accountability as a Leadership Tool
69(10)
Part II Accountability System Design
Step 1: Establish an Accountability Task Force
79(14)
Step 2: Accountability Principles
93(10)
Step 3: Research Existing Accountability Systems
103(12)
Step 4: Accountability System Architecture
115(14)
Step 5: Critical Review of Accountability Plan Design
129(10)
Step 6: Select System-Wide Accountability Indicators
139(8)
Step 7: Select School-Based Accountability Indicators
147(4)
Step 8: Accountability Reports
151(6)
Step 9: Build the Central Office into the Accountability System
157(12)
Step 10: Use Accountability Data to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
169(10)
Part III The Role of Standards in Educational Accountability
Why Standards?
179(6)
The 90/90/90 Schools: A Case Study
185(24)
Standards and Accountability
209(8)
Part IV Leadership and Policy in Educational Accountability
The Role of the Board of Education in Accountability Systems
217(8)
The Role of the Superintendent in Educational Accountability: The S.T.A.R. Leader
225(14)
State Accountability Systems
239(4)
The Accountability Imperative
243(4)
References
247(74)
Appendices
Appendix A Template for Accountability System Design
259(4)
Appendix B Sample Accountability Reports
263(12)
Appendix C Sample System-Wide Accountability Indicators
275(6)
Appendix D Sample School-Based Accountability Indicators
281(30)
Appendix E Accountability System Checklist
311(4)
Appendix F List of Worksheets
315(2)
Appendix G Internet Addresses for External Accountability Research
317(4)
Index 321

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