ERIC Number: EJ833813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Slaying Myths, Eliminating Excuses: Managing for Accountability by Putting Kids First
Rodosky, Robert J.; Munoz, Marco A.
New Directions for Evaluation, n121 p43-54 Spr 2009
The authors write about evaluation, testing, and research and their relation to policy, planning, and program in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The authors focus on evaluation and testing for accountability and on managing the unit for this purpose. In detail they show the many evaluation demands from both inside and outside JCPS, from the State of Kentucky to No Child Left Behind. Their everyday work context is active, often tumultuous. Managing evaluation in this context is a form of juggling, and the authors succeed in part because they "have seen most of it before." Also contributing to their effectiveness are the leaders' managing styles. This case study gives a good glimpse of the everyday life in a school district evaluation shop.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing, Accountability, School Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Planning, Public Schools, Evaluation Methods, Educational Legislation, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, School Districts, State Legislation, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990; No Child Left Behind Act 2001