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Document Number: 7681

Accountability Incentives: Do Schools Practice Educational Triage? - Increasingly frequent journalistic accounts report that schools are responding to NCLB by engaging in what has come to be known as “educational triage.” Although these accounts rely almost entirely on anecdotal evidence, the prospect is of real concern. To search for evidence of educational triage, the author analyzed three years of test-score and other data on 300,000 students in public schools in a western state. (Matthew Springer, Education Next, Winter 2008)...


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