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Multimetric accountability systems incorporate a variety of measures that more fully and accurately track student learning, engagement, and well-being. ASCD believes this next-generation approach to school accountability is essential to promoting a whole child approach to education, enhancing understanding of student progress, and ensuring that no single indicator of student achievement defines success.
New! Accountability Measure Examples (PDF) are possible metrics spanning a range of domains such as academic learning, social-emotional learning, school culture and climate, and access and opportunity that could be used in accountability systems.
There's no single way to do multimetric evaluation right. Each state and local community must determine for itself the ideal outcomes for its students. Use this step-by-step process for identifying and evaluating the criteria by which progress toward your unique goals can be measured.
Find out how five different accountability systems at multiple levels (district, state, and provincial) are using multiple measures to better understand and support student learning and development.
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See the resources below to learn more about multimetric accountability and ASCD's efforts to promote this more meaningful approach.
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