Educational Equity and Accountability

Educational Equity and Accountability

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In the US, intense political attention has been focused on accountability, on standardised testing and on the equity effects of both accountability and testing. The great majority of recent debate about educational equity and accountability in US education policy circles has failed to attend to either the dynamism or complexity of these issues, and has, instead, been carried out in a dualistic, good versus evil, fashion. In contrast, the scholarship collected in this edited book moves beyond the prevailing dualism and pushes the discourse about accountability, testing, and educational equity in schools usefully forward and, thus, provides a much-needed resource for researchers, policy makers and practitioners. After decades of such 'inputs' as how many books are in the school library and the number of computers in the classroom, American education is shining a spotlight on results.In 1996, for Grade 4 math, in comparison with those in California, Florida, and New York (the largest states), Texas African Americans rank 1st, Hispanics 6th, and economically disadvantaged 1st. In the same year, for 8th-grade math, Africananbsp;...

Title:Educational Equity and Accountability
Author:James Joseph Scheurich, Linda Skrla
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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