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Document Number: 5681

Working Smarter to Leave No Child Behind: Practical Insights for School Leaders - The authors provide a primer on various facets of the NCLB accountability model including content standards, assessments, adequate yearly progress, reporting, technical assistance and then examine the underlying conditions necessary to making each component work. They offer numerous recommendations for making NCLB as effective as possible, grouped under the umbrellas of (1) building capacity; (2) using standards to improve instruction; (3) using assessment results to improve instruction; (4) creating effective incentives; (5) helping parents make effective choices; and (6) going beyond the accountability data. One recommendation: design the state testing system to be resistant to score inflation. (Brian Stecher, Laura Hamilton and Gabriella Gonzalez, RAND, 2003) ...

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