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Motivation Theory MS Word - Motivation is an important aspect of applying consequences to accountability systems. This issue brief describes major concepts around motivation organized by each theorist. Ideas described include Douglas McGregor’s Theory of X and Y, which contrasts a theory of humans having an inherent dislike of work (Theory X) with an assumption that humans will direct themselves if committed to the goals of the organization (Theory Y). (Jennifer Piscatelli and Kirstin Craciun, Education Commission of the States, July 2002)...

American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) - APQC helps organizations improve their processes and performance by identifying best practices and disseminating findings. Access APQC's free resources here....

Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) - AISR’s Web site features a variety of information about accountability practices, with an emphasis on methods of data collection and analysis that support continuous improvement. This page on Community-Centered Education Reform conveys how community groups can be powerful school allies....

Baldridge in Education Initiative (BiE IN) - This partnership of national education and business organizations strive to increase student and system performance. See links to state, district, school and classroom tools here....

Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) - This Web site houses the Community Decision Making and Local Governance Clearinghouse, a searchable database....

Chugach School District - This Alaska school district shares its experience, resources, ideas, successes and challenges in implementing the Alaska Quality Schools Model....

Coalition for Community Schools - This Web site provides resources such as publications on community schools, a listing of state affiliates of national education, family support, local government, school health, after-school, United Way and community development organizations, and presentations on topics such as building public support and engaging parents....

Family and Community Trust - This state level, public-private partnership was created to change the way communities and state government work together to improve results for families and children in Missouri....

Fund for Educational Excellence - This local education fund in Baltimore is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities and academic performance of urban public school students....

GreatSchools.net - This online guide to K-12 schools provides parents with information about public, private and charter schools in the 50 states....

Jobs for the Future (JFF) - JFF believes that all youth should have access to a quality high school and postsecondary education....

National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) - NCEE's America's Choice high schools aim to prepare every student for college-level work. By the end of 10th grade, every student is expected to have completed algebra and geometry and be a competent reader and writer....

Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) - PPI is a research and education organization dedicated to modernizing progressive politics and government. This specific page provides information on public school choice, charter schools and other education topics....

Public Education Network (PEN) - PEN is the nation’s largest network of community-based school reform organizations....

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN Initiative) - This collaborative of city, county, state and schools in Portland/Multnomah County, Oregon, strives to develop schools as "community centers" in their neighborhoods....

Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services - Offering information for school administrators, policymakers, parents and educators, this Web site contains school system analyses, comparison data and accountability reports....

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation - The Fordham Foundation supports research, publications and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform, as well as significant education reform projects in Dayton, Ohio, and vicinity. See their information on standards, testing and accountability....

U.S. Department of Education: Accountability Web Site - This Web site provides links to information on accountability, assessment, standards and related publications....

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - NCSL is a bipartisan organization dedicated to serving the lawmakers and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. This link takes you to the latest information on accountability, standards and assessments....

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - AFT is a professional union representing one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees. Featured links on this Web site include publications and press releases, AFT on the Issues and the teacher quality main page....

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) - CPRE, a consortium of researchers from five of the nation’s leading universities, provides a range of publications – from policy briefs to full-scale research reports – on the impact of new accountability policies on students, teachers and schools....

Just for the Kids (JFTK) - JFTK is a research and data analysis organization that provides student achievement data on Texas public schools. The organization trains educators and communities to use its research to raise academic standards and enhance local school improvement efforts. JFTK’s three key initiatives include: data analysis, public information and training. It has developed online performance reports on every elementary school (and, soon, all middle schools) in Texas. The reports provide longitudinal data on a variety of indicators, and compare each school with the “10 best” schools in the state with similar demographics....

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) - NBPTS works to strengthen the teaching profession and to improve student learning in America's schools. The organization focuses on establishing high standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, and is developing a new system of advanced, voluntary certification for teachers. NBPTS’s aim is to certify all teachers who meet the standards....

National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) - NCTAF's goal is to transform teacher development in ways that will dramatically enhance student academic achievement and has an action agenda for how teachers are prepared, recruited, selected, inducted, and supported....

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - NCATE, a coalition of 33 specialty professional associations of teachers, teacher educators, content specialists, and local and state policymakers, helps establish high-quality teacher preparation. This Web site offers links to subjects such as accreditation, standards, future teachers and special projects. ...

National Education Association (NEA) - The Web site of NEA, America's largest teacher organization, offers information on a multitude of education issues....

The Education Trust - The Education Trust is a nonprofit organization that works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels – kindergarten through college. In addition to access, the work of the Trust encompasses K-16, standards, teacher quality, state and federal policies and community engagement. This site has multiple publications and reports on P-16 reform, as well as an extensive list of Web links, including local and state P-16 initiatives....


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