Education Report Roundup

Student Accountability

By Kevin Bushweller — November 08, 2005 1 min read

“Examining the Meaning of Accountability: Reframing the Construct” is produced by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning.

Parents and community members often have expectations for what it means to hold schools accountable for student success that differ from those of policymakers, a research brief suggests.

Produced by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, a nonprofit organization based in Aurora, Colo., the brief found, for instance, that parents and other people in the community want evidence of accountability, but they do not always consider test scores as adequate measures for that purpose. The research brief is based on existing research, focus groups, follow-up interviews, and surveys of parents and community members.

A version of this article appeared in the November 09, 2005 edition of Education Week