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ERIC Number: EJ875281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1555-4589
Pragmatism or Gaming the System? One School District's Solution to Low Test Scores
McKenzie, Kathryn Bell
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v12 n4 p17-28 2009
In this era of accountability and high stakes testing, district and school administrators are vigilant in their attention to student test scores and the ramifications these have for district and school performance labels. In other words, no school or district wants to be labeled "low performing." This case, based on a real situation, demonstrates the extremes a district and school may go to in an effort to ensure that student scores in a particular population group do not adversely affect a school's or district's accountability rating.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A