Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

Framework for an Effective Assessment and Accountability Program: The Philadelphia Example

by Andrew C. Porter & Mitchell D. Chester - 2004

The purpose of this article is to put in the hands of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers a powerful framework for building and studying the effects of high-quality assessment and accountability programs. The framework is illustrated through a description and analysis of the assessment and accountability program in the School District of Philadelphia.

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase Framework for an Effective Assessment and Accountability Program: The Philadelphia Example
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 6, 2004, p. 1358-1400
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11576, Date Accessed: 6/15/2021 4:06:34 PM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Andrew Porter
    Vanderbilt University
    E-mail Author
    ANDREW PORTER is Patricia and Roetes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy and director of the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University. He has published widely on psychometrics, student assessment, education indicators, and research on teaching. His current work focuses on curriculum policies and their effects on opportunity to learn. He is an elected member and former officer of the National Academy of Education, lifetime national associate of the National Academies, and Immediate Past-President of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Mitchell Chester
    Ohio Department of Education
    E-mail Author
    MITCHELL CHESTER is Assistant Superintendent for Policy and Accountability with the Ohio Department of Education. His research interests include large-scale assessment, accountability systems, school improvement initiatives, and urban education. Chester is the coauthor, along with Andrew Porter, of a paper on accountability that was published in the 2002 volume of Brookings Papers on Education Policy. Chester authored an article on the use of multiple measures for high-stakes student decisions that was published in 2003 in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practices.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue