Communicating Performance: A Best Practice Resource for Encouraging Use of State and School Report Cards
This resource highlights practices and questions to help state education agencies increase use of state and school report cards for decision-making and continuous school improvement.
Continuously evaluating school performance and holding schools accountable for success is crucial to ensuring all students have access to a high-quality education that meets their needs.
The States Leading campaign launched in February to spotlight innovative state policies and ideas that are improving education for all students.
Accountability and school improvement systems are key drivers of educational equity. These two systems are interconnected and designed to help close achievement gaps by identifying targeted support to struggling schools and student groups.
This guide gives special attention to engaging parents and families, the primary users of school-level report cards, but many of the engagement strategies included in this document are broadly applicable to all stakeholders.
This brief presents a high-level conceptualization of how accountability and improvement systems are intended to work together and why SEAs should consider developing a validity argument for their accountability and improvement systems.
Process, Not Project – Case Study of Georgia, Illinois, and Virginia’s Efforts to Produce User-Friendly School Report Cards is a case study that describes the experience of three states in various stages of their school report card development.
Most states have developed or revised school accountability systems in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While these systems include multiple indicators, to many stakeholders the outcome of central in
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) marked the beginning of a new development cycle for accountability systems.
Since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, state education agencies (SEAs) have invested time, effort, and resources into designing their accountability