Accountability Tag

CAP “Blueprint” for Alternative High Schools and Accountability

This month, the Center for American Progress released a report that provides recommendations that aim to improve stakeholders’ “ability to conduct much-needed investigation into the experience of students in alternative schools, while striking a balance between accurate measurement and rigorous expectations.” ESSA “requires that proficiency...

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Can Districts Pick SAT or ACT for Accountability?

As part of Education Week‘s ongoing series answering reader questions about ESSA, Alyson Klein responds to the following query from an anonymous reader: “Do districts need state permission to take advantage of new ESSA flexibility to substitute a nationally recognized, college-entrance exam (like the SAT...

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How to Measure School Success

In this episode of the Brookings Institutions’s “Intersections” podcast, post-doctoral fellow Lauren Bauer and the George W. Bush Institute’s Anne Wicks “explain how states are developing new measures of school quality and student success” as required under ESSA. Bauer and Wicks “detail how using two...

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Evaluate Schools Through More Than Just Test Scores Under ESSA?

The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans “released a new study that explores how school ratings would change if states evaluated school performance differently.” Sara Slaughter reports for News from Tulane that, as the “national debate on how states should measure school performance under” ESSA...

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How Are States Addressing Continuous Improvement?

Education Week’s Alyson Klein shares information about how states are approaching continuous improvement in their ESSA plans. While the term “continuous improvement” isn’t explicitly mentioned in the law, Klein notes, “A handful of states are using the law as an opportunity to rethink their systems through a continuous-improvement...

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Accountability Dashboards in the States

In the latest installment of Education Week’s “Answering Your ESSA Questions” series, a participant from the publication’s recent ESSA online summit (“Keys to ESSA Implementation”) poses a question, and “it’s a wonky one.” The participant asks: “How many states are using accountability dashboards?” Ed Week’s Alyson Klein has the...

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ESSA = Lots More Info for Pennsylvania Parents

Dale Mezzacappa reports for Philadelphia Public School Notebook that, thanks to Pennsylvania’s ESSA plan, within the next two years Keystone State parents and education stakeholders of all kinds will have a lot more information at their proverbial fingertips, going “far beyond” simple demographics and exam...

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ESSA’s Looming Financial Transparency Requirements…

Alison DeNisco writes in District Administration that “in light of a looming ESSA mandate to increase transparency around education spending,” district leaders across the nation “have been struggling to calculate per-pupil spending by school in accordance with state and federal requirements.”

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