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How State and Federal Accountability Policies Have Influenced Curriculum and Instruction in Three States: Common Findings from Rhode Island, Illinois, and Washington

Author(s): Deepa Srikantaiah
Published: October 6, 2009

This report takes an in-depth look at how classroom practices in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Washington State have been influenced by state accountability policies and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The report, How State and Federal Accountability Policies Have Influenced Curriculum and Instruction in Three States, examines how teachers and administrators have responded to increased accountability and pressure to meet state standards. Drawing from case studies of 18 schools in the three states, CEP highlights the national implications for how accountability is impacting curriculum and instruction and provides recommendations to help mitigate some of the harmful effects of standards-based accountability systems.

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Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Washington State

Author(s): Deepa Srikantaiah, Carolyn Moilanen, and Lisa Swayhoover
Published: July 28, 2009

This report takes an in-depth look at how classroom practices have been influenced by No Child Left Behind and related state policies in Washington. Drawn from classroom observations and interviews, the report sheds new light on how teachers, principals, and administrators have responded to the federal school accountability law.

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Summary: Lessons from the Classroom Level about Federal and State Accountability in Rhode Island and Illinois

Author(s): CEP
Published: February 6, 2009

In the winter of 2008, the Center on Education Policy released reports examining the impact of national and state accountability systems on curriculum, instruction, and student achievement in Rhode Island and Illinois. Using classroom observations and interviews with school administrators, instructional specialists, teachers, parents, and students, CEP developed case studies of 12 schools in the two states. This report summarizes the common findings across the two states and discusses findings that were unique to each state.

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Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Illinois

Author(s): Deepa Srikantaiah, Ying Zhang, and Lisa Swayhoover
Published: December 22, 2008

This report takes an in-depth look at how classroom practices have been influenced by No Child Left Behind and related state policies in Illinois. Drawn from classroom observations and interviews, the report sheds new light on how teachers, principals, and administrators have responded to the federal school accountability law.

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Lessons From The Classroom Level: Federal and State Accountability in Rhode Island

Author(s): Deepa Srikantaiah, Ying Zhang, and Lisa Swayhoover
Published: November 25, 2008

This report takes an in-depth look at how classroom practices have been influenced by No Child Left Behind and related state policies in Rhode Island. Drawn from classroom observations and interviews, the report sheds new light on how teachers, principals, and administrators have responded to the federal school accountability law.

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