This briefing paper represents the most recent example of the institute’s research for our partners, Chiefs for Change.
State accountability frameworks provide an important opportunity to provide consistent and transparent reporting of key school information to students, parents, educators, and other stakeholders. Under ESSA, states have significant flexibility in determining the indicators they will use to evaluate schools and determining appropriate supports and interventions. One key requirement is for states to include an “indicator of school quality or student success” in their systems. While this indicator cannot be given significant weight, it does play an important role in systems to signal what the state considers important in school performance. Read the report.