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Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download. This project originated in the Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA) in 2002 as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 was in its early stages of implementation. The initial discussions were sparked by the different perspectives on the use of test-based incentives by the board members, whose expertise included a wide range of disciplines.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

In particular, the board’s interest in the topic was animated by the apparent tension between the economics and educational measurement
literatures about the potential of test-based accountability to improve student achievement. As a result of its early discussions, BOTA held workshops about the use of incentives in 2003 and 2005. These early discussions were funded, in part, by support for BOTA from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

After these workshops the board identified, defined, and sought support for the research synthesis the board concluded could be undertaken. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Committee on Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Public Education was appointed in early 2007 to carry on the work that BOTA had started.
The charge called for the committee to examine research related to the use of incentives and to synthesize its implications for the use of testbased incentives in education.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

The committee held three meetings, as well as a workshop on multiple measures and NCLB that was supported by Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Presidents’ Committee of The National Academies. When work began on this topic 9 years ago, no one expected that the project would occupy most of a decade or that it would provide such an opportunity to survey a remarkable period of educational change.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

As the report notes in Chapter 1, the use of test-based incentives in education has been growing for several decades. However, it was in the first decade of the 21st century—which saw the enactment of NCLB, the maturation of the state movement for using high school exit exams, and the strong interest in using newly-available student test data to tie teacher pay to value-added analyses of their students’ test results—that the use of testbased incentives truly took hold of the education policy world.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

At the same time, there has been a transformation in the rigor of the methods used to analyze educational data. The combination of policy experimentation and new research methods has produced the set of studies that are reviewed in this report. We note that few of these studies were available when BOTA started down this path in 2002.

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download

Incentives and Test-Based Accountability in Education by Michael Hout and Stuart W Elliott pdf free download


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