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Document Number: 6962

Perceptions of the Impact of Accountability on the Role of Principals - This article describes and discusses a study of elementary, middle and high school principals' perceptions of the state-wide educational accountability program in North Carolina. Respondents indicated that the state's accountability program has had its greatest impact on how they monitored student achievement, aligned the curriculum to the testing program, provided student remedial or tutorial opportunities, assigned teachers to grades levels or subjects and protected instructional time. Views of some components were viewed favorably. In contrast, NCLB's AYP requirement, testing requirements for limited English proficiency students and special education students and other components were perceived more negatively. (James E. Lyons and Bob Algozzine, Education Policy Analysis Archives, June 2006) ...

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