Archive | August, 2012

Bad Apples?: Accountability, AYP, and Cheating

I gave another interview on the cheating scandal in El Paso (1,2,3) yesterday. The question that often arises is this only a case of bad apples? The research literature has long shown serial dishonesty in Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) publicly reported dropout and graduation numbers (See for example IDRA; Losen, Orfield, & Balfanz, 2006; Vasquez Heilig & Darling-Hammond) suggesting […]

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“Work Hard, Be Nice?”: A Response to KIPP

In April of 2012, KIPP responded to a press release for Is choice a panacea? An analysis of black secondary student attrition from KIPP, other private charters and urban districts, a peer-reviewed paper published in the Berkeley Review of Education (BRE) about African American secondary student attrition from charter schools across the state of Texas. KIPP began their response by […]

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Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World

Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World

I was honored to be selected today to attend and present at the Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World conference sponsored by the Istituto Nazionale per la Valutazione del Sistema Educativo di Istruzione e Formazione (INVALSI); the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD); the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM); the Ministero dell’ Istruzione dell’ Università e Ricerca; and the European Commission Directorate-General of Employment, Social Affairs in Rome, Italy, October 3-5, 2012.

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