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Aguilar, Carla E.; Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2016
While policies at all levels affect music educators, and music education researchers have called for increased attention to policy issues, few have explored preservice music teacher educators' beliefs about policy. This study examined music teacher educators' (N = 81) familiarity with and attitudes toward contemporary education and music education…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Policy, Undergraduate Students
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Diera, Claudia – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2016
Public schools failing to meet accountability standards have been shut down, taken over by charter organizations, or undergone reconstitution. This article challenges deficit views of students as passive and complacent in a schooling context dictated by accountability sanctions. Drawing from counterpublic theory, it describes a case study that…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Accountability, Urban Schools
Smith, Orin; Windish, Daniel; Taylor, Rosemarye – Education Leadership Review, 2016
This longitudinal study examined the professional perceptions of educational leaders as to the fairness and impact of teacher evaluation and compensation reforms under Race to the Top. The study surveyed graduate students in education and educational leadership programs to assess changes in their perceptions from prior to RTTT implementation…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid
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Zilberberg, Anna; Anderson, Robin D.; Swerdzewski, Peter J.; Finney, Sara J.; Marsh, Kimberly R. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2012
Despite the extensive testing for federal accountability mandates, college students' understanding of federal accountability testing (e.g., No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, Spellings) has not been examined, resulting in a lack of knowledge regarding how such understanding (or lack thereof) impacts college students' behavior on accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, Testing Programs, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation
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Mora, Richard – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
Existing evidence suggests that high stakes exams result in little increased learning among students. Yet, given the federal mandates for greater accountability, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and Race to the Top policies, and the "pervasive testing culture," the use of high-stakes tests is presently an accepted…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Test Preparation