Comparing Different Accountability Measures: Status, Improvement, Index, Growth

Publication Date: 2009-06-17

Synopsis:

This paper examines the differences in the philosophies behind four different school accountability metrics: status, safe harbor (improvement), index, and growth. Using Pennsylvania as an example, the differences in numbers of schools making AYP under the various metrics (and combinations of metrics) are discussed.

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Authors:

Marianne Perie , John Weiss

Publication Documents:

CCSSO_MAP09.pdf  (Size: 128 KB)

Sources:

Center for Assessment
Pennsylvania Department of Education