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Improving school accountability measures

Thomas J. Kane

Improving school accountability measures

by Thomas J. Kane

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational accountability -- United States.,
  • Schools -- United States -- Evaluation.,
  • Educational tests and measurements -- United States -- Evaluation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 8156, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 8156.
    ContributionsStaiger, Douglas., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22417168M

    Develop a robust system of indicators to inform school accountability, including broader measures of student learning that focus on growth and better assess 21st century skills; measures of school capacity and student opportunities to learn; and measures of resources connected to Opportunity-to-Learn standards that describe the financial and. The book argues that NCLB (and similar state test-based accountability systems) is "an utter failure" that "gave accountability a bad name." The book examines historical and current goals the public holds for education (the latter via surveys, including one by Rothstein and colleagues), sifting these to construct a list of eight main areas (see.

    accountability as a primary means of improving student outcomes. This approach—which places pressure on schools by measuring, publishing, and incentivizing their performance—has been integral to both federal and state-level policies. The many empirical studies that have evaluated performance-. The evidence from schools that have been successful in increasing the achievement level of students, particularly those serving high-poverty and high-minority populations, has been that better use of data is a key ingredient in their success. 23 Data analysis has been used as a means of monitoring success and ensuring accountability for the.

      Improving school leadership may improve student outcomes. Evaluation is critical for effective use of resources, but poses challenges to states and districts. Evaluators and policymakers should allow time for improvements to show, use multiple evaluation measures, and .   In the s and s, newly empowered state departments of education sought to use state standards, assessments, and accountability to clarify goals and improve school performance.


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Improving School Accountability Measures Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in March NBER Program(s):Children, Public Economics A growing number of states are using annual school-level test scores as part of their school accountability by: COVID Resources.

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Get this from a library. Improving school accountability measures. [Thomas J Kane; Douglas Staiger; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: A growing number of states are using annual school-level test scores as part of their school accountability systems.

We highlight an under-appreciated weakness of that approach the. Downloadable. A growing number of states are using annual school-level test scores as part of their school accountability systems. We highlight an under-appreciated weakness of that approach the imprecision of school-level test score means -- and propose a method for better discerning signal from noise in annual school report cards.

For an elementary school of average size in North Carolina. NAHT will be launching ‘Improving School Accountability’ this morning (Friday 14 September) with an event at the Wellcome Trust. The morning’s proceedings will include speeches from Carole Willis, Chief Executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and NAHT deputy general secretary Nick Brook, and will be followed.

Schools get the message that they have to raise scores on that test in order to earn rewards or avoid sanctions. Using multiple measures could encourage schools to focus less on a single measure and more on improving achievement generally.

In an effort to Improving school accountability measures book the measure of achievement, some states include additional factors for accountability. Improving teaching and school leadership will cost money. In the current draft of the reauthorized ESEA, Title II, “High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and Other School Leaders,” includes.

Copy of Their School’s Improvement Plan (appendix F, pages 91 to 94) • The Road Ahead – III: A Report on the Role of School Councils(November report of the Education Improvement Commission) • The Road Ahead – IV: A Report on Improving Schools Through Greater Accountability (April report of the Education Improvement Commission).

Viable accountability systems must first build capacity to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness. In seminal school reform research, Anthony Bryk and his colleagues at the Consortium on Chicago School Research liken "turning around" troubled schools to baking a cake -- five key ingredients, including school leadership and quality.

School accountability—the process of evaluating school performance on the basis of student performance measures—is increasingly prevalent around the world. In the United States, accountability has become a centerpiece of both Democratic and Republican federal administrations' education policies.

This chapter reviews the theory of school-based accountability, describes. Incl. bibl. references This book presents an international review of initiatives aimed at improving transparency and accountability in the management of education in a variety of domains.

Time considered for rating schools 4. Accountability Might Not Improve School Performance Improving measured, but not generalizable, achievement Strategic behavior Failure or inability to respond to incentives 5. Evidence on Student Outcomes Differential effects of accountability   Accountability, a cornerstone of contemporary education policy, is increasingly characterized by external monitoring and an emphasis on outcomes or results.

Largely absent in discussions of accountability are the voices of stakeholders who work, learn, and teach in schools and other educational institutions. This article highlights the critical importance of structured democratic voice.

the school context) to a degree that was arguably far more rigid than the various dress and ethical behaviour codes that exist today.

What have changed quite dramatically over the last three decades are the nature, scope and purpose of accountability regimes in schools.

These regimes have become ubiquitous in schools. In Review – 5 Ways to Improve Accountability in the Workplace Accountability is a word that has evolved in its meaning, at least in the world of project management, said Jennifer.

Where it had once had the taint of punishment, comparable to being under the thumb of a manager, that definition has since changed to being more positive. A broad slate of police accountability measures passed by the Minnesota Legislature early Tuesday includes a ban on neck restraints like the.

some of NCLB’s accountability policies and measures does form part of its context. Hope that NCLB’s pending reauthorization will provide an opportunity to improve the exist-ing accountability system is a significant reason for this paper’s existence.

Therefore, the. Technical guidance on primary school accountability, school-level progress measures and similar schools. Published 29 January Last updated 13 December — see all updates. Unlike existing studies, however, we are able to evaluate how proficiency-based accountability systems affect two outcomes: state tests used for accountability (“high-stakes tests”) and a second measure of achievement in which the stakes are low for individual teachers and schools.

Tests and Their Use in Test-Based Accountability Systems. Chapter Three. Technical Criteria for Evaluating Tests. Chapter Four. Consequences of Large-Scale, High-Stakes Testing on School and Classroom Practice. Chapter Five. Accountability As Seen Through a Political Lens.

Chapter Six. Improving Test-Based Accountability. The underlying principle for wanting to remove the influence of poverty is that school accountability measures are most useful to the extent that they actually identify what the school .School Performance Grades and Growth by Percentage of Students Identified as Economically Disadvantaged North Carolina Long-Term Goal Reporting Tool.

Measures of the Interim Progress Towards Long-Term Goals Participation Requirements Report Alternative School Accountability Model Option/Ratings. Key Principles of Accountability The following principles serve as guide in performance accountability Client Focus School focus on meeting the needs of their primary clients, students and their parents.

The accountability framework supports schools achieve high and improving standards of learning for all students 5. 2.