Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge

Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge

Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge

Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge

Synopsis

Accountability doesn't have to be an ugly word. Dr. Reeves will guide you through developing student-centered accountability programs that enrich curriculum and engage learners while significantly improving student achievement and equity, even in traditionally low-performing schools.

Excerpt

Teachers and educational leaders are extraordinarily busy, inundated with demands for more work and better results with fewer resources—and less time. You will decide within the next few paragraphs whether this book is worth your time. Let me come straight to the point. Accountability for Learning equips teachers and leaders with the ability to transform educational accountability policies from destructive and demoralizing accounting drills into meaningful and constructive decision making in the classroom, school, and district. You do not need to wait for new changes in federal or state legislation. This book is about what you can do right now to improve learning, teaching, and leadership. Although I respect the role that senior leaders, board members, and policymakers play in education (see Chapter 6), the plain fact is that accountability for learning happens in the classroom.

The traditional failures in educational accountability are not born of a lack of knowledge or will. We know what to do, yet decades of research and reform have failed to connect leadership . . .

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