High-Stakes Reform: The Politics of Educational Accountability

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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 ...

High-Stakes Reform: The Politics of Educational Accountability 2011, Georgetown University Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9781589017672

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