ERIC Number: EJ819694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
High-Stakes Teaching: What's at Stake for Teachers (and Students) in the Age of Accountability
Crocco, Margaret Smith; Costigan, Arthur T.
New Educator, v2 n1 p1-13 Jan 2006
High-stakes testing in New York City (NYC) schools has produced a culture of high-stakes teaching. The latter concept emphasizes both the importance of good teachers to the performance of urban students and the threat to keeping good teachers in NYC schools due to measures such as scripted lessons and mandated curriculum. This essay draws upon interviews with beginning NYC teachers in English and social studies, raising questions about whether such measures will exacerbate the already low rates of teacher retention in urban schools.
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Conditions, Urban Schools, Teacher Persistence, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement, Teacher Shortage
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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