The Handbook of Educational Policy provides a comprehensive overview of policy questions in education reform at local, state, and national levels. The book raises controversial questions, such as who really benefits from educational reform, and investigates issues of accountability, assessment, educational fads, technology in education, and other matters of educational policy. The book explores not only what education is, but what it can be and should be, providing a scholarly analysis of policy decisions as well as practical recommendations for parents, teachers, and policy-makers.
* Provides informed discussion based on scholarly research
* Contains practical recommendations for parents, educators, and policy-makers
* Includes representation from local, state, and national levels
* Considers comparisons of United States practices to reforms abroad
* Addresses current issues and implications for the futures
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Gregory J. Cizek is currently Associate Professor of Educational Research and Measurement at the University of Toledo, where he teaches courses in assessment, statistics, and research design. His specializations and research interests include assessment policy, classroom assessment, and standard setting. He received his Ph.D. in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Design from Michigan State University. He worked for five years at American College Testing (ACT) in Iowa City, Iowa, managing national licensure and certification testing programs. He has also worked as a policy analyst for the Michigan Senate, as a test development specialist for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), and as an elementary school teacher. In 1997, he was elected vice-president of an Ohio school district board of education.
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