Large-Scale Reform in the Era of Accountability: The System Role in Supporting Data-Driven Decision Making

  • Amanda DatnowEmail author
  • Vicki Park
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 23)


The contemporary education policy marks a shift away from the idea that change happens organically, one school at a time. Instead, there is a focus on creating a systematic infrastructure to support change across a large number of schools at once. Within this decade, we have witnessed several types of large-scale reform efforts in the United States and across other Western countries, including state and federal systems of standards and accountability and system-wide implementations of literacy and numeracy programs, among others.


Professional Development Accountability System Instructional Decision Embed Sense Adequate Yearly Progress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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