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ERIC Number: ED538281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Sanctions, School Improvement, and Student Achievement. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
No Child Left Behind as well as many state policies maintain that the threat of sanctions are a method that will insure quality teaching and improved student achievement. Proponents of these policies often point to states such as Florida and Texas and their improved achievement scores under such policies. For the most part, these claims are not supported by research. One study did suggest that sanctions linked to a comprehensive education reform initiative more powerfully impacted teaching improvement, principal understanding, and resource allocation to support student achievement goals. Most of the research, however, points not only to more harm than good from high-stakes testing, but that improved scores may be statistical inaccuracies or invalid measures of learning. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001