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Plank, Stephen B.; Condliffe, Barbara Falk – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
High-stakes tests are the most heavily weighted measures in accountability systems developed in response to No Child Left Behind. While some studies show high-stakes accountability being related to test score gains, others suggest these policies do not improve achievement and often result in unintended consequences. To understand mechanisms…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation