States and schools throughout the country are scrambling to implement the assessment and accountability components of the recently enacted federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Many are struggling to develop strategies that blend hard-fought existing program components and successes with the letter and spirit of the Act's requirements. All are attempting to develop reliable, valid, and rational programs and practices that identify and support low achieving schools and students.
Reliable accountability design decisions and NCLB: What to do, and what not to do
Richard Hill, Center for Assessment
How states are implementing the assessment & accountability requirements of NCLB
Stanley Rabinowitz, WestEd