With the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are shifting from accountability systems that label schools using a single indicator to multiple-measure systems aimed at continuous improvement.
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May 23, 2016
In this blog, Jenny Poon explains how Uber and Airbnb could provide a model for a future of locally driven assessments.
March 31, 2016
New federal law creates opportunitiues for states to integrate new forms of assessment into state systems and measure a broader range of student competencies.
March 07, 2016
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states now have the opportunity to explore and implement design elements into their accountability systems that support deeper learning.
February 03, 2016
While design and systems thinking hold promise for education, the challenge is that there is not one "user" for whom the design should fit, nor a single goal to be achieved.
January 08, 2016
In this blog, Jal Mehta argues that the "follow the leaders" approach to educational comparisons is misguided, and offers a different perspective on what can be learned from global education.
January 06, 2016
A variation on "systems design" can make education policy more effective and more supported by teachers and school leaders, says Jal Mehta.
December 09, 2015
Today, Congress agreed to reauthorize its central education policy and usher in a new era for state education systems. And four states, it turns out, are ready for their close-up.
December 07, 2015
A recent meeting of state education leaders featured a discussion of how education systems could adopt the kind of innovative mindset that has enabled the technology industry to advance rapidly.
November 04, 2015
Participants at a recent summit hosted by Jobs for the Future share ideas about how state and district policies can support deeper learning.