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Title:
External audiences for test-based accountability : the perspectives of journalists and foundations
Author:
Hamilton, Laura S.
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Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xi, 22 pages; 28 cm
General Note:
"OP-111."
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Overview of the No Child Left Behind Act -- Methods -- Results -- What other kinds of information are needed? -- What problems do users encounter when interpreting test results? -- Discussion -- What can states and districts do to improve the utility of information for external audiences? -- What can researchers do to improve the utility of information for external audiences? -- What can journalists do to enhance the value of information on school performance? -- What can program officers do to enhance the value of information on school performance? -- Conclusions.
Reading Level:
1440 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833035790
Format :
Book

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Examines the perspectives of journalists and foundation program officers on the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and offers recommendations for improving the presentation and communication of information about student outcomes.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
The Rand Corporation Quality Assurance Processp. v
Figurep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Overview of the No Child Left behind Actp. 4
Methodsp. 6
Resultsp. 7
Discussionp. 10
Conclusionsp. 19
Bibliographyp. 21