Leveraging Data to Partner with Parents in School Improvement

Leveraging Data to Partner with Parents in School Improvement

June 6, 2019

This DQC report notes that ESSA “requires states and districts to rate schools based on multiple data points (measures) that collectively comprise a state’s ‘accountability system,’” and that states “must use academic and non-academic measures, and are given flexibility on the design and weight of the measures they include.” Struggling schools can be flagged using a variety of different measures, and states must put interventions in place to support them. “How states choose to design and prioritize their measures matters,” DQC notes, “because it holds schools accountable for successful education outcomes and identifies schools that need support to get to better outcomes.”