accountability Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effects of the prevailing American accountability system on teachers in the United States.  In this blog, I will turn the tables and describe how the countries with the best-performing education systems approach accountability system...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effect of test-based accountability and the current vogue of using value added methods for teacher evaluation on the profession of teaching.  But I also acknowledged the need for strong accountability systems in public education. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I pointed to the data that shows that, after 10 years of federal education policies based on test-based accountability, there has been no perceptible improvement in student performance among high school students (which, when you get right down...

Cross-posted from Education Week With each new report from the PISA surveys, the United States drifts a little further down the international rankings of national school performance.  You might think that would concentrate the minds of our federal policy makers.  What we have instead is a...

Cross-posted from Education Week I read a news story the other day that made my heart sink.  It was written by a professor in a business school at a public university.  He told a tale in which his colleagues agreed that the writing skills of their...

Cross-posted from Education Week Three years ago, the OECD asked our organization to help them prepare what has turned out to be the first in a series of reports, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons From PISA for the United States.  We began that...

Cross-posted from Education Week So the top-performing countries move a little further ahead of us and the gap widens.  In most OECD countries this news would be a call to arms.  Their education leaders would be combing the PISA data on the top-performers to see what...