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A specified, state-by-state examine 20 years of growth and practices in greater schooling assessment

Specially chosen from the information of the award-winning magazine Assessment Update, the articles accumulated jointly in Stopping the Buck provide readers a different chance to take a deep, ancient examine results review in better schooling because it has developed over the last a number of a long time. Written through Peter Ewell, writer of the pioneering paintings within the box, it tracks, on a state-by-state foundation, growth, developments, and practices in results overview between associations of upper studying because the Nineties, a time while decreased investment and elevated call for for responsibility shifted the point of interest to functionality signs and institutional comparisons.

  • Examines the evolution of upper schooling review within the Nineties, with unique consciousness given to the emergence of pay-for-performance in lots of states, and a number of the explanation why it failed in such a lot cases
  • Chronicles the increase of local and nationwide projects and the concomitant diminishment of country authority in assessment
  • Offers the author's trained conclusions and forecasts at the present and destiny country of overview to offers policymakers with worthy insights to aid them with the selections they face, now and within the years ahead

Both sobering and hopeful, Stopping the Buck offers readers with beneficial info and tips on particular components of assessment—gathered jointly for the 1st time in one, easy-reference format.

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