June 2014

A Framework for Rethinking State Education Accountability and Support from Birth Through High School

Accountability systems measure the professional practice of schools, and then help schools improve their practices as a means of achieving better student outcomes. States should build on the best ideas in both early childhood and K-12 accountability systems to create a single statewide education accountability system from birth through high school–one that sets the right goals and identifies the supports needed to achieve them. These accountability systems should measure more than just child outcomes. 
Author(s): Elliot Regenstein, Rio Romero-Jurado Organization: Ounce of Prevention Fund
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