ERIC Number: ED483174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 8
Locally Tailored Accountability: Building on Your State System in the Era of NCLB. Knowledge Brief.
Crane, Eric W.; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Zimmerman, Joy
This Knowledge Brief argues for the value of creating a district accountability system that complements the state?s federally prescribed effort. It also identifies essential decisions that must be made in developing a local system and includes or points to resources that can help inform and guide the process. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires all states to develop an accountability system that includes statewide academic standards, state assessments aligned to the standards, and student performance levels established, minimally, at basic, proficient, and advanced ? all with the ambitious goal of ensuring that, by school year 2013?14, every student in each state will perform at least at a proficient level.
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Accountability, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.