9780807744253

Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807744253

  • ISBN10:

    0807744255

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

Now more than ever, policymakers face a number of difficult and technical questions in the design and implementation of new accountability approaches. This book gathers the emerging knowledge and lessons learned offered by leading scholars in the field.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
PART I INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
3 (12)
Susan H. Fuhrman
2. Complexity, Accountability, and School Improvement
15 (32)
Jennifer A. O'Day
PART II ISSUES IN DESIGNING ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
3. Validity Issues for Accountability Systems
47 (26)
Eva L. Baker and Robert L. Linn
4. Accountability Models
73 (23)
Robert L. Linn
5. Benchmarking and Alignment of State Standards and Assessments
96 (19)
Robert Rothman
6. Biting the Bullet: Including Special-Needs Students in Accountability Systems
115(26)
Martha L. Thurlow
PART III EFFECTS OF ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
7. The Effects of Testing on Instruction
141 (26)
Joan L. Herman
8. The Challenge of the High Schools
167 (22)
Leslie Santee Siskin
9. Does External Accountability Affect Student Outcomes? A Cross-State Analysis
189 (31)
Martin Carnoy and Susanna Loeb
10. High-Stakes Testing in a Changing Environment: Disparate Impact, Opportunity to Learn, and Current Legal Protections
220 (25)
Jay P. Heubert
PART IV MOVING FORWARD: REFINING ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS
11. "Slow Down, You Move Too Fast": The Politics of Making Changes in High-Stakes Accountability Policies for Students
245(29)
Susan H. Fuhrman, Margaret E. Goertz, and Mark C. Duffy
12. Conclusion: The Problem of Stakes in Performance-Based Accountability Systems
274 (23)
Richard F. Elmore
About the Contributors 297(6)
Index 303

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