Test scores are the go-to metric of policy makers and anxious parents looking to place their children in the best schools. Yet standardized tests are a poor way to measure school performance. Using the diverse urban school district of Somerville MA as a case study, Jack Schneider’s team developed a new framework to assess educational effectiveness.
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About the Author
Jack Schneider is Assistant Professor of Leadership in Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Director of Research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment.
Table of ContentsCover Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction 1. Wrong Answer: Standardized Tests and Their Limitations 2. Through a Glass Darkly: How Parents and Policymakers Gauge School Quality 3. What Really Matters: A New Framework for School Quality 4. But How Do We Get That Kind of Information? Making Use of New Tools 5. An Information Superhighway: Making Data Usable 6. A New Accountability: Making Data Matter Conclusion Postscript Notes Acknowledgments Index