ERIC Number: ED450639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Assessment and Accountability Systems in the 50 States, 1999-2000. CPRE Research Report Series.
Goertz, Margaret E.; Duffy, Mark C.
Using secondary sources and interviews, this study collected data from the 50 states on how they assess student and school performance and implement accountability. Detailed findings revealed an array of practices by states. The findings answer: (1) "How are states measuring student performance?" (2) "How are states reporting performance on these measures to the general public?" (3) "How are states holding schools, school districts, and students accountable for student outcomes?" (4) "How aligned are accountability policies for Title I and non-Title I schools?" (5) "How are states assisting low-performing schools?" and (6) "What challenges do the federal government and the states face in designing effective and equitable accountability and improvement systems?" (Contains 23 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, School Effectiveness, State Action, State Programs, State School District Relationship, State Standards, Student Evaluation
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 3440 Market St., Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325. Tel: 215-573-0700; Web site: http://www.upenn.edu/gse/cpre.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Produced with Kerstin Carlson Le Floch.