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Cusick, Philip A. – Theory Into Practice, 2014
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top (RTTT) are part of a widely heralded and visible change effort, providing a powerful force--replete with evidence, logic, money, and voice--that is changing public schooling away from locally run and state-subsidized, into a federal-state-controlled enterprise. The article begins by situating the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Change, Educational History
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Bowers, John J. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Examines factors contributing to increasing acceptance of and dependence on state and local educational testing. Factors examined include the accountability movement, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, National Assessment of Educational Progress, growth in statewide and local assessment, and minimum competency testing. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Testing