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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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