ERIC Number: EJ1019939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Music Teacher Assessment and Race to the Top: An Initiative in Florida
Perrine, William M.
Music Educators Journal, v100 n1 p39-44 Sep 2013
Race to the Top is the latest in a line of federal programs reshaping K-12 education. This article traces the history and goals of Race to the Top, with particular attention paid to the means by which practicing classroom teachers are evaluated and held accountable for student learning as measured by standardized tests. Implications for music educators are examined through the state of Florida's efforts to design arts assessments in compliance with Race to the Top regulations. A discussion of the possible long-term effects of Race to the Top concludes that the program will likely have a significant effect on reshaping the behavior and approaches of classroom teachers.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Standardized Tests, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, State Programs, Educational Indicators, Academic Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Higher Education Act Amendments 1998; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top