Tag Archives: accountability

When Accountability Strategies Collide — Research by Rebecca Jacobsen

Central to school reform efforts over the past 15 years is the issue of accountability. States often implement multiple accountability strategies that can interact to create perverse consequences. The collision of two particular accountability strategies was examined by a team of Michigan State University researchers including Associate Professor Rebecca Jacobsen and doctoral students Jeffery W.… Read More »

Accountability Policy Yields Substantial Academic Gains for School Choice Students — Research by Joshua Cowen

Accountability and school choice are hot-button topics in educational policy. These topics are examined together by Michigan State University Associate Professor Joshua M. Cowen and colleagues in their 2014 article in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The researchers evaluated the impact of a high-stakes testing and reporting policy on students in the nation’s oldest school voucher… Read More »