We Can Learn from Detroit, Chicago, on Growth and School Ratings

We Can Learn from Detroit, Chicago, on Growth and School Ratings

December 13, 2018

NWEA’s Chris Minnich writes for Learning Policy Institute that, for many years, schools across the nation have “been rated based on a single measure—how well students do on the annual summative test.” But under ESSA, states have built their own accountability systems and incorporated new metrics, both academic and non-academic. Minnich says the examples provided by Detroit and Chicago “show that education leaders and policymakers are examining how they measure student and school success and are reevaluating what’s in the best interest of students.”