Lessons about the Design of State Accountability Systems

  title={Lessons about the Design of State Accountability Systems},
  author={Eric A. Hanushek and Margaret E. Raymond},
Test based accountability systems are now a central feature of U.S. education policy. Accountability systems are implemented as a way of improving student outcomes through new, highly visible incentives. In analyzing the effectiveness of such state systems, the correct comparison is not accountability versus no accountability but the differential effects related to the type of system that is employed. The alternative systems that have developed have very different incentives. While research on… CONTINUE READING

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