"Beware of geeks bearing formulas": Reflections on growth models for school accountability

Jennifer L. Jennings, Sean P. Corcoran

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Educators may be unhappy with the current NCLB-style accountability model. But they should exercise equal caution when considering the growth model because a poorly designed growth model would be no better than the poorly designed proficiency model we have now. The tension between more accurate - and arguably more fair - assessments of school quality, and uniformly high standards for achievement, will not be resolved easily.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-639
Number of pages5
JournalPhi Delta Kappan
Volume90
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '"Beware of geeks bearing formulas": Reflections on growth models for school accountability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this