Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2012.
Book — xxi, 167 pages ; 24 cm.
Wanting the best
Fewer teachers, better teachers
Developing great teachers
Great leaders, great teachers
Getting the best.
John Chubb shows how we can raise student achievement to levels comparable to those of the best nations in the world through a radically new strategy for raising teacher quality. He asserts that we must attract and retain much higher caliber individuals in teaching, which we can accomplish by reducing the size and increasing the compensation of the teaching force via technology, abolishing licensing and training teachers in institutions and programs that have demonstrated their efficacy in producing effective, and improving the quality of school leadership, on which teaching quality heavily depends. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817915643 20160610
The author draws on scientific studies of tests and their uses to show how standardized achievement tests must play a central role in improving achievement in K-12 schools. He explains the central considerations in developing and evaluating tests and tells how tests can best be best used, covering such topics as using tests for student incentives, paying teachers for performance, and using tests in efforts to attain new state and national standards. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817913540 20160605
School choice in Milwaukee fifteen years later / Paul E. Peterson with Nathan Torinus and Brad Smith
Authorizing: the missing link / Chester E. Finn and Paul T. Hill
Should charter schools be a cottage industry? / John E. Chubb
Chartering and innovating / Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Realizing chartering's full potential / Paul T. Hill.
The expert contributors to this volume tell how state laws and policies have stacked the deck against charter schools by limiting the number of charter schools allowed in a state, forbidding for-profit firms from holding charters, forcing them to pay rent out of operating funds, and other ways. They explain how these policies can be amended to level the playing field and give charter schools-and the children they serve-a fairer chance to succeed. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817947613 20180530
Introduction and overview / Williamson M. Evers and Herbert J. Walberg
Examinations for educational productivity / Herbert J. Walberg
Why testing experts hate testing / Richard R. Phelps
Early reading assessment / Barbara R. Foorman, Jack M. Fletcher, and David J. Francis
Science and mathematics testing: what's right and wrong with the NAEP and TIMSS? / Stan Metzenberg
Telling lessons from the TIMSS videotape / Alan R. Siegel
Portfolio assessment and education reform / Brian Stecher
Using performance assessment for accountability purposes / William A. Mehrens
Learning from Kentucky's failed accountability system / George K. Cunningham
Accountability works in Texas / Darvin M. Winick and Sandy Kress
Appendix: conference agenda.
This book takes a hard look at the professional, technical, and public policy issues surrounding student achievement and teacher effectiveness-and shows how testing and accountability can play a vital role in improving American schools. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817929824 20180530
School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K-12 education landscape, including information on school demographics, cost and finance, testing and achievement, public school reform, and other key areas. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817928223 20180530
Baselines for assessment of choice programs / Paul T. Hill, Kacey Guin
Who chooses? who uses? Participation in a national school voucher program / Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell, Martin R. West
A supply-side view of student selectivity / John E. Chubb
Will quality of peers doom those left in the public schools? / Eric A. Hanushek
How school choice affects the achievement of public school students / Caroline M. Hoxby
The structure of school choice / Terry M. Moe.
The review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools-and shows how properly designed choice programmes can prevent the hramful putcomes opponents fear. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817938925 20160527
This review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools-and shows how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes opponents fear. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817938918 20180530
Analyzing and ultimately placing in context Paul Hanna's vast contributions, this book provides a richly textured narrative of his life and his major role in twentieth-century American education and the development of modern American education. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817928322 20180530
A group of expert authors from a wide range of perspectives reveals what is known about accountability, what still needs to be learned, what should be done right now, and what should be avoided in devising accountability systems. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817938826 20160527
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; San Francisco : Pacific Research Institute, 2002.
Book — xvi, 84 p. ; 23 cm.
In this book some of the brightest minds in education research have studied pressing questions about teacher quality and practices, reviewed thousands of education studies, examined state test scores, explored education theories, and then affirmed that we know what works. We must now ensure that the system provides the best possible education for kids. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817929329 20180530
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; San Francisco : Pacific Research Institute, c2001.
Book — xiv, 438 p. ; 23 cm.
This book explores a wide range of critical areas in education, examines the basic nature of our education problems, provides a clear understanding of underperformance, and proposes reasonable and effective strategies for success. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817928728 20180530