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ERIC Number: EJ902608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Accountability Policy Implementation and the Case of Smaller School District Capacity: Three Contrasting Cases that Examine the Flow and Use of NCLB Accountability Data
Miller, Christopher L.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v9 n4 p384-420 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act increases pressure on schools and districts to use standardized state test data. Seeking to learn about the process of turning accountability data into actionable information, this paper presents findings from three case studies of small to medium sized school districts. The study examines the flow of state science test data through the district central offices to schools and teachers, revealing how the data is used and how districts are adapting to increased pressures for data use. The findings show the importance of district central office capacity and the degree of centralization of curriculum management. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001