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Document Number: 10174

Defining Strong State Accountability Systems: How Can Better Standards Gain Greater Traction? - This report lays out the major principles of a strong state accountability system, followed by a short discussion of common accountability pitfalls, and an in‐depth analysis of seven state systems that illustrate the strengths and challenges of developing these systems. The key question the paper aims to answer: What accountability policies can states put in place to support the efficacy of the new Common Core Standards and assessments, and what should they be looking to overhaul? (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, April 2012)...

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