Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality

Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality

by Jack Schneider

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674981164
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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 Contents

Cover 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

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