Performance-based Accountability Policies
Implications for School and Classroom Practices
Published in: Performance-Based Accountability Policies: Implications for School and Classroom Practices (Washington, D. C.: Urban Institute, Oct. 16, 2008), 41 p
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2008
This paper reviews the research literature associated with the implications of performance-based accountability policies for school and teacher behaviors. It examines what is known about both possibly productive responses, such as focused effort on valued subjects, and non-productive responses, such as teaching to the test, induced by performance-based accountability systems.