Becoming a Capable and Accountable System
Education Resource Strategies & Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 2004
In 2003–2004, ERS and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform analyzed how Baltimore City Public School System utilizes its professional development resources and examined the alignment of the district and state curriculum and the quality of instruction in literacy and mathematics as delivered in classrooms. The findings and recommendations in this report have been developed in close collaboration with the organizations responsible for implementing them.
This report includes three sections: one on the capability, accountability, and communications of the system; one on the use of professional development resources; and one on the alignment of the curriculum. These reviews were designed to produce blueprints for immediate, feasible actions leading to “accountable improvement” in professional training and in teaching and learning.