ERIC Number: EJ708500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
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Creating a Voluntary Accountability Report
Orzolek, Douglas C.
Teaching Music, v12 n3 p34 Dec 2004
One of the greatest concerns for music educators over the next few years will certainly be accountability for our work m the classroom. The National Standards for Music Education give teachers, guidance for what their students should be learning in music classes, but the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has put additional demands on student progress and teacher accountability. In most curricular areas, these accountability concerns are being met by state-mandated tests and assessments. While many states report that they are developing an accountability system for arts education (and a few have tests in place), most states have decided to allow local decision makers to determine whether and to what extent their music education program will be accountable to goals, outcomes, or standards. In this article, the author offers recommendations for teachers for creating an accountability report to show parents, school administrators and local officials the progress and accomplishments of their students.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Musicians, National Standards, Music, Music Teachers, Accountability, Music Education, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001