Education

Can We Measure What Matters Most

by J. M. Beach
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2021-09-30
Genre: Education
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN 13: 1475862296
ISBN 10: 9781475862294
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Can We Measure What Matters Most written by J. M. Beach, published by Rowman & Littlefield which was released on 2021-09-30. Download Can We Measure What Matters Most Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. For accountability measurements to work, whether it be in schools or any other organization or business, we have to measure what actually matters rather than just measuring what is easiest or cheapest or most politically expedient. -- This book examines the idea of educational accountability, which has become a new secular gospel. But do accountability policies actually make schools better? Do business management theories and practices make organizations more effective? What if the most widely used management theories and assessment tools don’t work? What if educational accountability tools don’t actually measure what they’re supposed to? What if accountability data isn’t valid, or worse, what if it’s meaningless? What if administrators don’t know how to use accountability tools or correctly analyze the problematic data these tools produce? What if we can’t measure, let alone accurately assess, what matters most with teaching or student learning. How is a business-model of economic efficiency supposed to increase the competing, and perhaps mutually exclusive, ends of schooling, such as human development, student learning, personal satisfaction, social mobility, and economic growth? What if students don’t learn much in schools? What if schools were never designed to produce student learning? This book will answer these questions with a wide, interdisciplinary range of the latest scientific research.