Michael, Deanna L., and Sherman Dorn, "Accountability as a Means of Improvement: A Continuity of Themes," pp. 83-116 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007.


Traces the historical development of the educational accountability system in Florida as enacted in the administration of Governor Bush (1999-2007); gives an appraisal of the system.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment


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