Resources

CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

State and Local Education Reform Policy: From Congress to the Classroom

The purpose of this study was to examine the progress of education reform "from Congress to the classroom (1996-2001)." At that time, the federal government, states, districts, and non-governmental participants (e.g., professional organizations, foundations, and other private organizations) have taken unprecedented steps to raise the quality of teaching and learning by developing challenging academic standards and new assessments designed to encourage different ways of teaching. This project sought to understand the effects of these policies, particularly on state and local policy and on classroom practice.

Products (in addition to those hyperlinked below):
Assessment and Accountability Across the 50 States.
(Margaret Goertz and Mark Duffy, May 2001, No. RB-33)

Assessment and Accountability Systems in the 50 States: 1999-2000. (Margaret E. Goertz and Mark C. Duffy with Kerstin Carlson Le Floch, March 2001, No. RR-046)

Hedging Bets: Standards-based Reform in Classrooms. (Suzanne M. Wilson and Robert E. Floden, 2001). Chapter in From the Capitol to the Classroom: Standards-based Reform in the States, edited by Susan H. Fuhrman.

Standards-based Accountability: Horse Trade or Horse Whip? (Margaret E. Goertz, 2001). Chapter in From the Capitol to the Classroom: Standards-based Reform in the States, edited by Susan H. Fuhrman. 

Start date: 
January 1996
End date: 
December 2001