A Shift on School Accountability Could Be an Issue to Watch in 2020

A Shift on School Accountability Could Be an Issue to Watch in 2020

December 28, 2019

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have been given “an opportunity to make some of their own choices about how to hold teachers and schools accountable for performance.” With many of the new plans just starting to take effect, the future of these varying school accountability plans still remains very much in question, particularly when it comes to the “influence of high stakes testing.” According to this Peter Greene piece in Forbes, the “accountability pendulum will swing” in 2020, and by the end of the year, there could be new complaints arising about a patchwork of “fifty different [accountability] systems.”