Validity Threats: Detection and Control Practices for State and Local Education Officials
|Author(s)||Robin Taylor, J.P. Beaudoin, Bill Auty, Pete Goldschmidt, Rolf Blank, Andra Williams|
|Publication date||June 2006|
|publication pdf||Validity Threats: Detection and Control Practices for State and Local Education Officials|
The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) required all states to implement or revise accountability and reporting systems using a set of business rules prescribed within the statute. For most states, existing structures required significant redesign to address both state reform efforts and federal regulations. This paper identifies a set of standardized techniques to improve the quality of accountability results. These techniques are imbedded in an improvement process that includes six generic steps: (1) examining current practices, (2) identifying priorities, (3) developing intervention plans, (4) monitoring implementation, (5) evaluating impact, and (6) revising procedures.
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