ERIC Number: EJ644261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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High-Stakes Accountability and Contextual Effects: An Empirical Study of the Fairness Issue.
Reeves, Edward B.
Research in the Schools, v7 n2 p49-58 Fall 2000
Studied whether high-stakes accountability measures are fair to all school systems despite disparities of wealth, community mores, and geographic location using data from Kentucky school districts including grade-level accountability data. Results help alleviate concerns about bias when using within-district gains to decide accountability, but they do show bias because of contextual effects when unadjusted scores are used. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky