Author(s)

Kristin Williams

Date Approved

2-24-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Reading Education

Department

Language, Literacy, and Special Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Lee, Valarie

Subject(s)

Educational accountability;Critical pedagogy;Literacy

Disciplines

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

In a conceptual study of accountability measures and transformative teaching practices, this extensive literature review investigates the accountability measures in schools such as high-stakes tests and teacher evaluation methods. The study also examines how teachers and schools can meet obligations by federal mandates while still incorporating effective and critical literacy practices using democratic literacy frameworks and approaches toward democratic whole school reform.

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