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Instructional Practices and the Effects of Test-Based Accountability

Conference
The Urban Education Future?
Lessons from New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina -- Videos are now available on our conference page.
Date & Time
Friday, June 19, 2015
2:00–3:45 pm
Session ID
Breakout 2.3
Participants
Lindsay Weixler, Moderator Paula Arce-Trigatti, Research Presenter Jon Valant, Research Presenter Renee Akbar, Panelist Madeline Brown, Panelist Kirsten Feil, Panelist Carol Whelan, Panelist
Location
Sheraton Hotel
Room: Bayside A
500 Canal St.
New Orleans LA 70130 Map and directions
2.3 INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES AND THE EFFECTS OF TEST-BASED ACCOUNTABILITY Web

How have instructional practices in New Orleans changed since the New Orleans reforms? What does good instruction look like, and how are New Orleans teachers being prepared to deliver it? How have instructional practices been affected by test-based accountability? Is accountability leading to different or better instruction? Are there unintended effects or “distortions” such as focusing more attention on students who are close to meeting proficiency standards or narrowing the curriculum to focus on tested subjects?

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