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Data for Improvement, Data for Accountability


by Janet A. Weiss — 2012

This commentary on the special issue on data use highlights the distinctions between data systems intended to improve the performance of school staff and those intended to hold schools and districts accountable for outcomes. It advises researchers to be alert to the differences in the policy logics connected with each approach.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 11, 2012, p. 110307-
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16813, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 7:02:04 AM

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  • Janet Weiss
    University of Michigan
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    JANET A. WEISS is vice provost and dean of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Network on Learning and Teaching funded by the MacArthur Foundation and is a coauthor of “How School Choice Affects Students Who Do Not Choose” in J. Betts and T. Loveless (Eds.), Getting Choice Right (Brookings Institution Press, 2005) and “Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Educational Elephant” in J. Bransford, D. Stipek, N. Vye, L. Gomez, & D. Lam (Eds.), The Role of Research in Educational Improvement (Harvard Education Press, 2009).
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