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How can teacher accountability have a positive and a negative influence on the classroom environment?

Standards-based education can sometimes put pressure on teachers to be sure they 'measure-up' to the expectations of state standards. How can teacher accountability have a positive and a negative influence on the classroom environment? Respond to classmates' post from a parent perspective

Asked By: greinleesmommy - 12/29/2008
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While I can't possibly imagine a teacher giving answers to a test (but I'm sure it's happened), a bigger more general problem with teacher accountability is that the teacher naturally places more emphasis on how to pass the test than on the intended curriculum of the course. From a parent's perspective, this means the... More
Answered By: elizabeth_ashley44 - 12/29/2008
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The positive aspect is that it will push teachers to try harder and work with the children that are struggling,the negative aspect is that some teachers will cheat by giving answers on standardized tests.
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Answered By: justmelissa2 - 12/29/2008
 
State power over education is a tricky issue. Historically, local government has exercised control over U.S. schools across the country, including decisions about school standards and classroom learning content... More
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Answered By: anna4coggno@ymail.com - 12/30/2008
 
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