School Accountability—Keep It Simple

School Accountability—Keep It Simple

January 10, 2018

One theme that educators and policymakers kept returning to in interviews this year for The ‘A’ Word is that school accountability systems have grown too complex,” writes Anne Wicks of the George W. Bush Institute. While those who participated in this interview series “recognized that some complexity is necessary to keep an accountability system fair,” the scales need to be “weighted in a way that parents, students, and a community’s citizens actually can understand.”