The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing

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Martin Carnoy, Richard Elmore, Leslie Siskin
Taylor & Francis, Oct 9, 2003 - Education - 240 pages
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"Standard-based accountability" has become a consistent buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for almost twenty years. But does accountability work? The New Accountability explores the current wave of assessment-based school accountability reforms, which combine two traditions in American education-public accountability and student testing.

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Martin Carnoy is Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University. His work has appeared in Dollars and Sense, The American Prospect, Education Week, and Tikkun. Richard Elmore is Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University. Leslie Siskin is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge University.

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