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ERIC Number: ED540949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
High School Roundtable: NCEA's Jean Rutherford Discusses America's High Schools at ECS
National Center for Educational Accountability
Governors and state and local education officials assumed that raising student achievement in the elementary and middle grades would solve the problems with high schools--but it hasn't. Why? Good information is the basis for successful improvement, and high school reform lacks accurate information about what students are to learn and about how many students are actually learning it. In this excerpt of her address at a National Center for Educational Accountability roundtable, Jean Rutherford discusses that in the absence of a clear and specific curriculum tied to courses and of data to inform stakeholders whether that curriculum has been mastered by grade and subject by student, they cannot ever determine the effectiveness of any given reform initiative... and, rather than first correcting the fundamental teaching and learning issues, they are spending huge amounts of time and money redesigning structures attempting to be effective without them. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Accountability
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Massachusetts; Texas