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High-Stakes Testing: Performance-Driven Accountability Policies and Achievement Outcomes

Jaekyung Lee

in The Anatomy of Achievement Gaps: Why and How American Education is Losing (but can still Win) the War on Underachievement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190217648
eISBN:
9780190457921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217648.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question of high-stakes testing policy and accountability. How effective are performance-driven educational policies under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act? What ... More


Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514031
eISBN:
9780226514208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514208.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Educational Goods advances a theory of how to combine values and evidence in decision-making about education. The book identifies three kinds of value that must be balanced against each other: a ... More


Youth Cultures and Contexts

Tina P. Kruse

in Making Change: Youth Social Entrepreneurship as an Approach to Positive Youth and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190849795
eISBN:
9780190849825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849795.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter examines the most relevant youth contexts in the United States at this socio-historical point in time. To do so with any accuracy requires drawing on multiple fields of inquiry—youth ... More


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