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Standards and accountability in schools

Author: Thomas J Lasley
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE Reference, ©2012.
Series: Debating issues in American education, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Debating issues in American education, vol. 9
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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines standards and accountability in schools, covering such varied issues as assessment (of students, of teachers), basic-skills testing, high-stakes exams, NCLB and its legacy, pay-for-performance, and standard vs. alternative teacher certification.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Lasley
ISBN: 9781412987660 1412987660 9781412989787 1412989787
OCLC Number: 733232924
Notes: "A SAGE Reference Publication."
Description: xxx, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Will Educational Accountability Enhance the Ability of Schools to Foster Student Academic Growth? --
2. Will Common Academic Standards Make the United States More Educationally Competitive? --
3. Will Standards and Accountability Enhance Innovation and Change? --
4. Will Increased Federal and State Intervention and Funding Create Better Schools? --
5. Should More Rigorous Teacher Education Standards Be Instituted to Ensure Teacher Quality? --
6. Will Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure Attract Stronger Teachers to American Classrooms? --
7. Are Alternative School Leader Preparation Programs Really Needed to Prepare Next Generation School Leaders? --
8. Should Value-Added Modeling Be Used to Identify Highly Effective Teachers? --
9. Do Strong Unions Help or Hinder School Accountability? --
10. Should the Carnegie Unit Be Eliminated? --
11. Is School Funding Sufficient and Adequate for Helping Schools Meet the Emerging Accountability Demands? --
12. Should Governors and Legislators "Invest" in Education? --
13. Will Stronger Business and Corporate Investment Enhance Public K-12 Education? --
14. Are Parents Appropriately Involved in Decisions Regarding Standards and Accountability?
Series Title: Debating issues in American education, v. 9.
Responsibility: volume editor, Thomas J. Lasley, II.

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