Imagining a better accountability system for teachers and students

Thursday, September 4, 2014

What should teacher accountability look like?

We know what the current system of accountability looks like, and it’s not pretty.

Ever since the passage of No Child Left Behind 12 years ago, teachers have been judged, far too simplistically, based on standardized tests given to their students — tests, as Marc S. Tucker points out in a new report, Fixing Our National Accountability System, that are used to decide which teachers should get to keep their jobs and which should be fired.

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