What should be included in a measure of school quality? If not by standardized test scores, how should we measure student achievement? Julian Vasquez Heilig and I each have some thoughts.
All Blog Posts With accountability Tag or Category
October 02, 2014
October 01, 2014
The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.
October 01, 2014
The move follows up on the promise made by new Mayor Bill de Blasio to evaluate schools in a more holistic way.
September 29, 2014
Three of my favorite policy analysts kicked off a blog series intended to prompt a productive dialogue around fixing school accountability systems (#TheNewAccountability). Paul Hill and Robin Lake, CRPE, and Michael Petrilli,Fordham Institute, are equity advocates that have advanced a portfolio of options approach to urban education
September 25, 2014
Former President Bill Clinton is wading into the charter school accountability debate, noting at an event earlier this week that while charters have great potential, the movement isn't totally delivering on its promises, according to The Huffington Post.
September 18, 2014
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
September 17, 2014
Accountability is the enemy of excellence.
September 16, 2014
The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.
September 07, 2014
The standards are new. The evaluation systems are new. Everyone has to learn something. Now even those who put them in place in the first place are rethinking the accountability timeline.
August 31, 2014
Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest.