Student Test Results in School Accountability
Published in: International Encyclopedia of Education, v. 4, 2010, p. 153-158
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010
This article explores the use of tests in accountability systems. It describes different metrics that have been constructed from test scores for use in test-based accountability (TBA), and discusses some of the strengths and limitations associated with each. It also describes a variety of other issues that arise when test results are used to hold individual educators or schools accountable.