ERIC Number: ED440139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Accountability, Assessment, and Teacher Commitment: Lessons from Kentucky's Reform Efforts. SUNY Series, Restructuring and School Change.
Whitford, Betty Lou, Ed.; Jones, Ken, Ed.
This book documents classroom practices and considers the implementation and consequences of the Kentucky Education Reform (KERA) Act through case studies, comparisons to other models, and responses from national experts. The chapters are: (1) "Kentucky Lesson: How High Stakes School Accountability Undermines a Performance-Based Curriculum Vision" (Betty Lou Whitford and Ken Jones); (2) "Constructs from the Classroom: A Perspective on Reform" (Terry I. Brooks); (3) "A Multi-Age/Multi-Ability Primary Classroom in Action" (Christy D. McGee); (4) "'The More Mathematics You Know, the Better Your Life Is Going To Be'" (Ken Jones and Betty Lou Whitford); (5) "Teacher Community and Commitment: A Case Study of a High School Social Studies Department" (Letitia Hochstrasser Fickel); (6)"The Tortuous Journey toward School Reform: A Middle School's Efforts within the Context of a State-Mandated, High-Stakes Accountability System" (Jan Calvert, Donna Gaus, and Gordon Ruscoe); (7) "Teacher Responses to Rewards and Sanctions: Effects of and Reactions to Kentucky's High-Stakes Accountability Program" (Patricia J. Kannapel, Pamelia Coe, Lola Aagaard, Beverly D. Moore, and Cynthia A. Reeves); (8) "A Teacher Appraisal Invention Process: Developing Commitment to Accountability" (Linda Shelor); (9) "The View from Maine: Developing Learner-Centered Accountability in a Local Control State" (David Ruff, Debra Smith, and Lynne Miller); (10) "A New Look at School Accountability" (Anne Wheelock); (11) "State and School Level Accountability Dilemmas" (Jon Snyder); (12) "Success Needs Time To Grow" (A. Richardson Love, Jr.); (13) "The Need To Broaden Accountability in Order To Foster Leadership" (Marilyn Hohmann); (14) "Reaching All Students: The Real Challenge of Reform" (Dick Corbett); and (15) "The Next Generation of School Accountability" (Ken Jones and Betty Lou Whitford). Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Performance Based Assessment, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Testing Programs
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-4410-4, $21.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-4409-0, $65.50). Web site: http://www.sunypress.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990