Publication Date: January 17, 2004
Now more than ever, policymakers face a number of difficult and technical questions in the design and implementation of new accountability approaches. This book gathers the emerging knowledge and lessons learned offered by leading scholars in the field to provide an invaluable resource for policymakers, educators, and anyone interested in the pressing issue of accountability and public schools.
Expert contributors examine and offer recommendations on crucial issues such as:
Susan H. Fuhrman is Dean and the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as Chair of the Management Committee for the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE). Richard F. Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Co-Director of CPRE.
“This book is a practical resource for educators faced with the realities of increased accountability at the local, state, and national levels. The compilation of research findings and informed professional perspectives will serve to guide the development of accountability systems to improve educational practice.”
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals