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.

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 ...
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