Establishing Performance Standards for School Accountability Systems

In this paper, Chris Domaleski, Juan D’Brot, and Leslie Keng, outline recommended principles to guide the establishment of a standard-setting process for accountability systems and to describe a framework for implementing standard setting. The principles and framework are based on concepts, approaches, and considerations from establishing performance standards in assessment systems. The authors use two state examples, in partnership with Russell Keglovitz (Nevada) and Ann Michelle Neal (UT), to help make the principles more concrete and steps in the standard setting framework more practical for implementation.