What’s missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.
Chapter 7: Measurement, Performance Accountability, and Reward Structures
Measurement, Performance Accountability, and Reward Structures
In this chapter a reader will learn about the following:
- The meaning and present-day practical translation of “accountability” as used by state, federal, and many local education agencies
- Various issues and operations involved in measuring students' academic performance
- State-of-the-art efforts to determine the value a teacher, or an entire ...