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The new accountability : high schools and high-stakes testing
Carnoy, Martin.
Publication Information:
New York : RoutledgeFalmer, [2003]

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vi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Conditions and characteristics of assessment and accountability : the case of four states / Diana Rhoten ... [et al.] -- Internal alignment and external pressure : high school responses in four state contexts / Elizabeth DeBray, Gail Parson, and Salvador Avila -- Outside the core : accountability in tested and untested subjects / Leslie Santee Siskin -- Leadership and the demands of standards-based accountability / Richard Lemons, Thomas F. Luschei, and Leslie Santee Siskin -- Listening to talk from and about students on accountability / Melissa Chabrán -- The impact of accountability policies in Texas high schools / Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, and Tiffany L. Smith -- When an irresistable force meets an immovable object : core lessons about high schools and accountability / Leslie Santee Siskin -- Accountability and capacity / Richard Elmore.

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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 NewAccountabilityexplores the current wave of assessment-based school accountability reforms, which combine two traditions in American education-public accountability and student testing.

Author Notes

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

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Conditions and Characteristics of Assessment and Accountability
The Case of Four StatesDiana Rhoten and Martin Carnoy and Melissa Chabran and Richard Elmore
3 Internal Alignment and External Pressure
High School Responses in Four State ContextsElizabeth DeBray and Gail Parson and Salvador Avila
4 Outside the Core Accountability in Tested and Untested SubjectsLeslie Santee Siskin
5 Leadership and the Demands of Standards-Based AccountabilityRichard Lemons and Tom Luschei and Leslie Santee Siskin
6 Listening to Talk From and About Students on AccountabilityMelissa Chabran
7 The Impact of Accountability Policies in Texas' High SchoolsMartin Carnoy and Susanna Loeb and Tiffany Smith
8 The Challenge of High SchoolsLeslie Santee Siskin
9 Psychiatrists and Light BulbsRichard Elmore