Accountability policies and teacher decision making: Barriers to the use of data to improve practice

@inproceedings{Ingram2004AccountabilityPA,
  title={Accountability policies and teacher decision making: Barriers to the use of data to improve practice},
  author={Debra Ingram and Karen Seashore Louis and Roger G. Schroeder},
  year={2004}
}
One assumption underlying accountability policies is that results from standardized tests and other sources will be used to make decisions about school and classroom practice. We explore this assumption using data from a longitudinal study of nine high schools nominated as leading practitioners of Continuous Improvement (CI) practices. We use the key beliefs underlying continuous improvement-derived from educational applications of Demning's TQM models -and organizational learning to analyze… CONTINUE READING

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