ERIC Number: ED470424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Leadership and Accountability--The Role of Professors and Practitioners.
Stine, Deborah E.; Hill, Jim
This paper examines the current status of standards and assessment in California, focusing on the system's successes and failures, and on how professors of educational administration can be involved and of assistance to administrators and teachers in this endeavor. At this time, the California accountability system and other mandated factors have put California school administrators into a state either of shock and fear, or full denial. To counteract the negative impact of these factors upon school administrators, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) proposes a set of conditions for policy, including protection against high-stakes decisions based on a single test, validation for each separate intended use of a high-stakes test, full disclosure of likely negative consequences of high-stakes testing, alignment between the test and curriculum, and opportunities for meaningful remediation for examinees who fail high-stakes tests. Professors of educational administration can provide practitioners with tools to assess and interpret assessments, and the knowledge of all current accountability mandates to present to school teachers, parents, and community. They can help them learn to approach and integrate curricular areas, and function as instructional leaders who can lead teaching faculty to do the same. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (56th, Burlington, VT, August 5-10, 2002).