When Accountability Knocks , Will Anyone Answer ?

  title={When Accountability Knocks , Will Anyone Answer ?},
  author={Charles Abelmann and Richard Elmore},
Pressure for increased school accountability is a distinctive hallmark of the present period of educational reform. Accountability, as presently defined in state and local educational policy, includes four major ideas: the school is the basic unit for the delivery of education and hence the primary place where teachers and administrators are held to account; schools are primarily accountable for student performance, generally defined as measured achievement on tests in basic academic subjects… CONTINUE READING
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