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ERIC Number: EJ987310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1206-9620
Connecting Educational Leadership with Multi-Level Assessment Reform
Volante, Louis; Cherubini, Lorenzo
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v11 Article 12 2007
Renewed calls for greater accountability within schools have led to a rapid expansion of standards-based reforms across the Western world. Establishing and raising standards, and measuring the attainment of those standards, are intended to encourage excellence in our schools. Yet concern is increasing about the fairness of external testing and the undue pressure it places on students and teachers. This paper discusses the impact of recent standards-based reforms and proposes a framework to connect educational leadership with timely assessment reforms at the provincial/state governance, university, district, and school level. The proposed multi-level reforms are grounded in the belief that coherent, well integrated assessment policies are essential for promoting improved teaching practice and student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001