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Learning Policy: When State Education Reform Works

David K. Cohen and Heather C. Hill


Education reformers and policymakers argue that improved students' learning requires stronger academic standards, stiffer state tests, and accountability for students' scores. Yet these efforts seem not to be succeeding in many states. This book argues that effective state reform depends on conditions which most reforms ignore: coherence in practice as well as policy and opportunities for professional learning. The book draws on a decade's detailed study of California's ambitious and controversial program to improve mathematics teaching and learning. The book reports that state policy influenc ... More

Keywords: education reform, state tests, students' scores, policy, elementary schools, teachers, curricula, classroom practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300089479
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300089479.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David K. Cohen, author

Heather C. Hill, author