Blog Series Explores Evolving Issue of State School Accountability

Blog Series Explores Evolving Issue of State School Accountability

April 12, 2021

The Education Commission of the States published the final piece in a 3-part series on school accountability, exploring how rapidly state accountability systems had to adapt to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the abrupt halt of data collection systems typically used to inform things like school report cards, evaluations, and improvement plans. The piece highlights national guidance offered to states on how to maximize limited data this school year, but notes that state paths are likely to be varied and numerous – and that changes made during the pandemic will likely continue to impact accountability systems for years after schools fully reopen.