Accountability

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Mayfield High School student Isabela Bencomo, 15, holds a sign during a walkout with her classmates at the school in Las Cruces, N.M., last month.
—Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP

States Seek Guidance in Face of 'Opt Out' Push

A flurry of parents seeking to opt their children out of new common-core-aligned assessments has some states asking federal officials to clarify test-participation mandates. (March 31, 2015)

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The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
Our guests discussed why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what those schools are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

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Tackling Turnaround at Shawnee High School
Education Week is following Shawnee High through its quest to move off the bottom of Kentucky’s list of low-performing schools and remake itself into a school that produces high numbers of graduates who go onto college and careers.

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With the details for ESSA implementation still unfolding, it’s a key time to seek stakeholder input, write Martin J. Blank and Kent McGuire.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Town hall meetings, online surveys, and task forces aim to hear what the public thinks about the Every Student Succeeds Act as the NCLB law's successor rolls out.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Efforts to increase college persistence, especially for low-income, first-generation students, are catching on in some charter schools.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Tracking factors like how students feel about their safety and well-being in school has been off limits to some districts. A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education will make measuring school climate widely accessible.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
With the passage of ESSA, states must build on the college- and career-readiness progress of the past decade, writes Matt Gandal.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Current ways of studying students' social-emotional skills must improve if they are to be used for accountability, experts cautioned at a recent gathering of education researchers.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Different education tests are built with different purposes. So why are we using them interchangeably? asks W. James Popham.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
In some states, budget-driven cutbacks may pose challenges as state education agencies gear up for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week

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