Accountability Is More Than a Test Score

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The number one quality business leaders look for in employees is creativity and yet the U.S. education system undermines the development of the higher-order skills that promote creativity by its dogged focus on multiple-choice tests. Stephan Turnipseed and Linda Darling- Hammond discuss the kind of rich accountability system that will help students develop into the skilled adults that modern business and industry require. 


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Turnipseed, S., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2015). Accountability Is More Than a Test Score. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23, 11.
A New Paradigm for Educational Accountability
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Stephan Turnipseed, LEGO Education

Stephan Turnipseed is President Emeritus of LEGO Education, North America. Before joining LEGO Education, Turnipseed served as president of the Tourette Syndrome Association, owned a leadership consulting practice, led business units in the oil exploration industry, and served in the U.S. Air Force. 

Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University

Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University where she is Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Her latest book is Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning (Wiley, 2014).

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