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2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 31–November 2, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

Learn the secrets to great leadership practices, and get immediate and practical solutions that address your needs.



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June 2014 | Volume 20 | Number 2

Making Accountability Meaningful

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Making Accountability Meaningful

David Griffith and Melissa Mellor

It is time for a new generation of accountability that fully reflects a more comprehensive definition of student success, accurately measures student learning, and more systematically tracks our efforts to support children. This issue of Policy Priorities examines the benefits and challenges of more meaningful accountability systems and profiles pioneering states and districts that are doing this work.

Kentucky's Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support

Melissa Mellor

Unlike many states, Kentucky's accountability system incorporates student performance in subjects other than English language arts and math. Even more unique, it does this through program reviews instead of traditional assessments.

Tacoma Public Schools: Measuring the Whole Child

Melissa Mellor

In Tacoma (Wash.) Public Schools, educators are being held accountable for more than just student performance on tests. That's because the district is strategically aligning its accountability system with its overall purpose of supporting the whole child.