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Holding NCLB Accountable : Achieving Accountability, Equity, & School Reform - Gail L. Sunderman

Holding NCLB Accountable

Achieving Accountability, Equity, & School Reform

By: Gail L. Sunderman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9781412957885
Number Of Pages: 280

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This edited book provides a comprehensive approach to evaluating No Child Left Behind and identifying how the law can be improved. With contributions from experts, including Gary Orfield, Linda Darling-Hammond, Catherine Snow, and Daniel Koretz, among others, this text considers the efficacy of NCLB test-based accountability.

These essays critically examine:

- What we know and don't know about the key mechanisms used to hold schools accountable

- Whether states have the capacity to implement all of the requirements called for in the law

- Whether states have the ability to provide the support and technical assistance necessary to help low-performing schools and districts

- The implications of the law for sustaining successful school reform

Holding NCLB Accountable covers four themes. The three themes of accountability, capacity, and school reform provide the framework for the book's chapters. The fourth theme - achieving equity and the implications of the law for low-income and minority students - is addressed throughout the book.

"An important contribution to the field." -- Nora Friedman, Principal
"This text offers valuable information for understanding the intent of NCLB, the positive effects of the legislation, the shortcomings of NCLB as currently authorized, and specific recommendations for improvements." -- Dolores Gribouski, Principal
"Useful, timely, and enlightening. A good compilation of well-researched articles that need to be read by the field." -- Bonnie Tryon, Principal

Acknowledgments
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Introduction
NCLB and Accountability
The Pending Reauthorization of NCLB: An Opportunity to Rethink the Basic Strategy
Toward a More Effective Definition of Adequate Yearly Progress
Beyond Standardization in School Accountability
Promises and Pitfalls: Implications of No Child Left Behind for Defining, Assessing, and Serving English Language Learners
Evidence on How NCLB Is Working
Tracking Achievement Gaps and Assessing the Impact of NCLB on the Gaps: An In-Depth Look Into National and State Reading and Math Outcome Trends
Evidence on Education Under NCLB (and How Florida Boosted NAEP Scores and Reduced the Race Gap)
State Capacity to Implement NCLB
Interstate Inequality in Educational Opportunity
Massive Responsibilities and Limited Resources: The State Response
Low-Performing Schools Programs and State Capacity Requirements: Meeting the NCLB Educational Goals
NCLB: Impact on School Reform and Effects on Minority Students and Schools
No Child Left Behind and High School Reform
No Child Left Behind and Continuous School Improvement
No Child Left Behind and Reforming the Nation's Lowest-Performing High Schools: Help, Hindrance, or Unrealized Potential?
Reforming High Schools to Reduce Dropout Rates
Conclusion
Index
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ISBN: 9781412957885
ISBN-10: 1412957885
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57