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Successful Schools and Educational Accountability Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges

ISBN-10: 0205474780

ISBN-13: 9780205474783

Edition: 2007

Authors: Kenneth K. Wong, Anna Nicotera, James W. Guthrie

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Successful Schools and Educational Accountability: Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges (Peabody College Education Leadership Series) ldquo;This book is a new and significant contribution to the education literature. There is nothing similar to this on the market because it is so focused on student outcomes, NCLB, and other recent developments.rdquo; Michael Kirst, Stanford University ldquo;I have reviewed many textbooks over time and can state without reservation that this is probably the most useful and applicable to educational leadership training and preparation programs.rdquo; Anthony Normore, Florida International University ldquo;I truly enjoyed reviewing Successful Schools and Educational Accountability. The clarity of exposition, the quality of research, and relevance of the content kept me with it. I think this book equals or surpasses other books on the market because of its accessibility to the reader.rdquo; Saul Grossman, Temple University Developed by the leading scholars in educational accountability, this text addresses the effects of the standards and accountability movement on teachers and school leaders as well as its impact on learning. It is part of Allyn & Baconrsquo;s new succinct and practical Educational Leadership Series from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading schools of education in the world. Successful Schools and Educational Accountability discusses current dilemmas facing administrators in the context of evolving public policy and evolving expectations. Features: Chapters close with case studies, commentaries, articles, and editorials. These features demonstrate the practical issues facing educational administrators today, and each feature is followed by relevant discussion questions. A Companion Website with practice tests, readings, activities and other resources is available at www.ablongman.com/Peabody An Instructorrsquo;s Manual with resources and test items is available online to adopters by contacting your local representative. Package this text with [ MyLabSchool Logo ] a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!
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Book details

List price: $71.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Series Preface
Preface
About the Authors
Accountability Challenges
Current Dilemmas in Accountability
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Emergence of Educational Accountability: Shift in Educational Goals and Expectations
A Nation at Risk
The Standards-Based Reform Movement
Changes in Federal Legislation: The Emergence of Educational Accountability
Logic of Performance-Based Accountability
New Leaders Face New Challenges
Focus on Student Learning
Instructional Organization and Practices
School Leaders
System-Wide Capacity
Objectives and Organization of the Chapters
Summary
Case Studies and Discussion Questions
Tackling an Impossible Job
Theory of Action
The Context of Accountability
Evolving Public Policy and the Educational-Accountability Context
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Educational Accountability: The Theory of Change
Reciprocal Accountability
High-Quality Standards
Valid and Reliable Assessments
System of Accountability
Educational Accountability Defined: Mediating Components
Educational Roles Change: Lead by Results
Standards Guide Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments
Assessment Results Inform School Improvement
Reporting, Monitoring, and Sanctions and Support
Educational Accountability Tools
Educational Accountability Challenges
Weak Implementation
Lack of Organizational Capacity to Reform
Unintended Consequences of Accountability Sanctions
Summary
Commentary and Discussion Questions
Juggling Accountabilities: The Leaders' Turn
Changing Expectations for Leadership in Educational Accountability
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Leading by Results Versus Managing by Rules
Managing by Rules
Leading by Results
Knowledge and Skills
Building Capacity
Collaborative Inquiry and Reflection
Share Leadership
Leadership Theories for Educational Accountability
Instructional Leadership
Distributed Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Results-Driven Leadership
Response to New Leadership Expectations
Summary
Article and Discussion Questions
A Challenging Offer for Potential Principals
Intergovernmental Considerations in Educational Accountability
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Intergovernmental Nature of Education System: Federal, State, and Local Levels
Federal Level
State Level
Local Level
Changes in Intergovernmental Roles and Responsibilities with Educational Accountability
Implementation of Educational Accountability in Intergovernmental Context
Variability in Implementation of Educational Accountability
Capacity to Implement Educational Accountability
Educational Accountability Challenges with the Intergovernmental System
Summary
Commentary and Discussion Questions
Accountability Is a Shared Responsibility
Accountability's Operational Components
Standards and Expectations
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Educational Accountability: How Standards Function
Academic Standards
Performance Standards
Aligning Standards with Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Aligning Standards with Curriculum
Aligning Standards with Instruction
Aligning Standards with Assessment
Summary
Article and Discussion Questions
States Confront Definition of "Proficient" as They Set the Bar for Lots of New Tests
Assessment and Measurement of Progress
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Types of Student Assessments
Norm-Referenced Tests
Criterion-Referenced Tests
Formative Assessments
Testing Issues: Reliability and Validity
Reliability
Validity
Measuring Change in Student Performance
Measuring Change in Average Achievement
Measuring Gains in Achievement
Summary
Editorial and Discussion Questions
Stay on Reform Track
Reporting, Monitoring, and Consequences in Systems of Educational Accountability
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Accountability Systems: Reporting
Academic Standards, Performance Standards, and Assessments
Aggregated and Disaggregated Data
Adequate Yearly Progress
School Report Cards
Accountability Systems: Monitoring
Starting Points
Intermediate Goals
Safe Harbor Provision
Accountability Systems: Consequences
School Improvement
Corrective Action
Restructuring
Summary
Commentary and Discussion Questions
Subgroup Reporting and School Segregation: An Unhappy Pairing in the No Child Left Behind Equation
Leadership Accountability Tools
Using Student- and School-Performance Indicators
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Conditions Necessary for Making Effective School-Improvement Decisions
Environment Conducive to Inquiry and Reflection
Types of Data-Driven Decisions
Decision-Making Process for School Improvement
Collect Data from Multiple Sources
Conduct Needs Assessment
Set Goals for Improvement
Adapt Instructional Practices
Evaluate Impact of Decisions
Summary
Article and Discussion Questions
Benchmark Assessments Offer Regular Checkups on Student Achievement
Professional Development and Educational Accountability
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Effective Professional-Development Strategies
Problems with Traditional Professional Development
Research on Effective Professional-Development Strategies
System-Wide Professional Development
Professional Development and Educational Accountability: Create Opportunities for Teacher Collaboration
Professional Learning Communities
Peer Coaching
Summary
Commentary and Discussion Questions
To Improve Schools, Focus on Teachers
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
A Nation at Risk
Colorado Legislation to Provide Exemptions for No Child Left Behind Assessments
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (1010)
Interstate Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Indicators
NEA Lawsuit against Unfunded Mandates of No Child Left Behind
Tennesee Language Arts Curriculum Standards for Reading, Eighth Grade
Glossary
Bibliography
Index