Pressure to improve our school accountability systems is mounting. Criticism of accountability isn’t new, but it intensified in 2020, driven by two unprecedented crises: COVID-related school closures and a national reckoning with systemic racism. Together, those forces fueled a collective urgency to improve current school accountability practices.
In our recent paper, we outline five practical ways to improve school accountability systems now, with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act in place. We don’t refute calls for deeper reforms, but it’s important to take these practical steps now.
In this webinar, we walk you through a brief history of accountability, its problems and its promise, and outline ways to improve it.
Watch the webinar here.
View the webinar slides here.
Read the paper here.