chapter  3
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Nurturing the Instructional Program

Think About It

Educational Accountability, typically measured by student test performance data, increasingly has been the focus of public school education. Mr. James Newby accepts this reality, and he believes that Walnut Elementary School has improved in many ways as a direct result of increased accountability. In fact, he believes that “accountability acknowledged through assessment” should become the new mantra at Walnut Elementary. What we are accountable for, we assess. What we assess, we do. Every decision made should be made with a plan of assessing it, he believes.