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Alexandria, VA (6/29/2015)—ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has released a new white paper on multimetric accountability that details the ways in which more comprehensive education systems can be developed to support student success. The report highlights five examples at the state, province, and local levels in the United States and Canada that have successfully put in place accountability models that use multiple measures to determine if they are best serving students. You can read the full report here.
“Any accountability model must begin with a clear vision of student success and select the appropriate measures to support that vision,” said David Griffith, ASCD director of public policy. “Multimetric accountability promotes comprehensive student achievement and well-being by using multiple measures of performance, incorporating a range of subjects, including nonacademic factors, and promoting continuous improvement and support. For the systems highlighted in this paper, next-generation accountability has already arrived, and they have demonstrated that it is both achievable and successful. These are proven models for others to emulate.”
The systems discussed in the white paper are as follows:
The five featured examples demonstrate that there are many different ways to build a high-quality multimetric accountability system. They also show that, regardless of the exact mix of measures included, effective multimetric systems have five key lessons in common:
To download the Multimetric Accountability Systems white paper, visit www.ascd.org/multimetric. For more information on ASCD’s 2015 public policy priorities and legislative agenda, visit www.ascd.org/policy. You can also find out more about ASCD's other programs, products, services, and memberships at www.ascd.org.
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