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Document Number: 4738

Accountability: Responsibility and Reasonable Expectations - This paper discusses some of the central features of current educational accountability systems using the requirements under No Child Left Behind as the primary example. The author argues that to improve education, accountability systems need to be designed in ways that are consistent with past research evidence and experience. (Robert L. Linn, Center for the Study of Evaluation, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, July 2003)...

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