ERIC Number: EJ628922
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
School-based Educational Accountability Systems: The Promise and the Pitfalls.
Ladd, Helen F.
National Tax Journal, v54 n2 p385-400 Jun 2001
Focuses on top-down administered accountability systems designed to drive the system toward higher student achievement. Warns that school-based accountability systems should be used with caution: using individual schools as the primary unit of accountability can create negative incentives for teachers and principals to avoid schools with low-performing students. (Contains 27 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Low Achievement, Principals, School Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Forum on School Accountability Programs.