Literally the process by which students, teachers, and administrators give an account of their progress, accountability is a means by which policy makers at the state and district levels—and parents and taxpayers—monitor the performance of students and schools.
As noted above, one of the major purposes of accountability based on performance is to encourage schools to focus their efforts on improving performance above all else.
So in order to raise scores quickly, schools employ test-based strategies, and achievement does not increase. Let's flood the country with well-educated and supported principals, teachers, and counselors to the degree that we know successful schools need them.
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Educator pushback on the heavy-handed federal guidance resulted in looser regulations, which coincided with the standards movement of the s and '90s, which became embedded in Title I. Fewer tax dollars equals fewer educational support services provided to the children who need them most.
Even if states that can provide assistance to the lowest-performing schools, few serve schools in the middle of the performance distribution, which tend to receive less attention from the state accountability efforts Massell, No longer could schools document only the progress of their overall student population.