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Accountability, Assessment, and Performance Issues: We've Come a Long Way . . . or Have We?


by Jane Hannaway 2003

What I have tried to do in this chapter is identify some of the important challenges that lie ahead as performance-based accountability polices are put into effect. The challenges are both technical and political and, indeed, in practice the two are related, as I discuss. But before trying to speculate about what accountability policies portend for education, it may be useful to review briefly the current state of such policies.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 102. No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 10, 2003, p. 20-36
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18598, Date Accessed: 7/21/2017 4:37:29 PM

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  • Jane Hannaway
    Urban Institute
    JANE HANNAWAY is Director of the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
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