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Document Number: 4702

The Limits of Sanctions in Low-Performing Schools: A Study of Maryland and Kentucky Schools on Probation - This article reports on a study of 11 schools that were labeled as low-performing by the state accountability systems of Maryland and Kentucky. The study investigated the effect of probation on individual performance motivation, organizational processes and patterns of instruction. Putting schools on probation only weakly motivated teachers because of perceptions that the tests were unfair, invalid and unrealistic, according to the author. (Heinrich Mintrop, Education Policy Analysis Archives, January 2003)...

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