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The Corruption of School Accountability

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Opinion pieces and speeches by EPI staff and associates.

JUNE 2008


The corruption of school accountability


How experience with quantitative measurements in other sectors can inform the use of high-stakes test scores in education

by Richard Rothstein

In this article in the June 2008 issue of The School Administrator, EPI Research Associate Richard Rothstein reviews reasons why accountability measures, like NCLB, that rely exclusively on quantitative measures like test scores, have been found wanting in other public sectors and in the private sector. This article summarizes the longer paper Rothstein prepared for the National Center on Performance Incentives.

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[ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE JUNE 2008 ISSUE OF THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR]


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