School Rankings & Ratings
Accountability Why These Districts Are Suing to Stop Release of A-F School Ratings
A change in how schools will be graded has prompted legal action from about a dozen school districts in Texas.
School Climate & Safety Gallup Asked U.S. Students to Grade Their Schools. Here’s the Report Card
Schools earned their lowest marks on supporting students' mental health and making them excited to learn.
Accountability School Accountability Is Restarting After a Two-Year Pause. Here's What That Means
For a moment, the COVID-19 pandemic succeeded in doing what periodic protests about school accountability couldn't: Halting it.
States States Missed Opportunity to Provide Key Data About Schools During Pandemic, Report Says
An analysis of states' school report cards finds many failed to report key indicators, like absenteeism and school spending.
Accountability States Fall Short on School Data Transparency, Advocacy Group Says
After reviewing states’ school report cards, the Data Quality Campaign says dozens of states are failing to offer a clear window into the data they’re required to collect under ESSA.
Accountability A Heavy Lift to Make School Data Transparent—And Easy to Use
States and districts are scrambling to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act’s demand for broad and readily searchable information about schools.
Accountability The Ball Is in Betsy DeVos' Court as States Seek to Revise ESSA Plans
Will the education department let a state go in an entirely new direction, as long as what it is proposing to do is still kosher under the law?
Accountability Rollout of ESSA Report Cards Frustrates School Leaders
Tensions flare between state policymakers, K-12 practitioners, and parents over how to best define and report school success under redesigned accountability systems.
Accountability School-Rating Site GreatSchools Expands Its Measuring Stick
GreatSchools.org, whose reviews are seen by more than 50 million people, is expanding its ratings indicators to provide a more nuanced statistical portrait of schools.
Accountability ESSA Brings User-Friendly Makeover of State Report Cards
State report cards, the much-maligned and politically fraught web portals for conveying how schools stack up, are set for a head-to-toe makeover, both in how they look and the information they provide.
Every Student Succeeds Act Inside ESSA Plans: How Could Your School Be Graded?
It's one of the most controversial questions about the Every Student Succeeds Act and accountability in general: How should schools be graded?