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States moving from accreditation to accountability - Since ECS last reviewed public school accreditation policies in 1998, a number of states have seen their legislatures take a stronger role in accountability — resulting in a move from state-administered accreditation systems to outcomes-focused state accountability programs. (Micah Ann Wixom, ECS, June 2014)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Accountability - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Accountability--Accreditation - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Promising Practices - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm - A new accountability approach is recommended by the authors, one that focuses on meaningful learning, taught by skilled educators and supported by adequate resources, so all students, regardless of background, will graduate career and college ready. They imagine this new system in a "51st" state. (Linda Darling-Hammond, Gene Wilhoit and Linda Pittenger, National Center for Innovation in Education at the University of Kentucky and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, October 2014)...

The Evolution of Indiana's School Accountability System - This Policy Brief provides an in-depth review of school accountability reforms in Indiana. It begins with a brief look into the origins of Indiana’s accountability efforts beginning with the “A+ Program” in 1987 and provides a detailed summary of the core components of Public Laws 146 and 221. Within the P.L. 221 system, the brief examines the former evaluation model as well as the new models which assign letter grades to schools. (CEEP, Fall 2012)...

Defining Strong State Accountability Systems: How Can Better Standards Gain Greater Traction? - This report lays out the major principles of a strong state accountability system, followed by a short discussion of common accountability pitfalls, and an in‐depth analysis of seven state systems that illustrate the strengths and challenges of developing these systems. The key question the paper aims to answer: What accountability policies can states put in place to support the efficacy of the new Common Core Standards and assessments, and what should they be looking to overhaul? (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, April 2012)...


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