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Document Number: 1386

Performance-Based Accountability: Public Rankings, Profiles or Categorization of Schools/Districts State Policies MS Word - Over the past several years, states have required schools and/or districts to compile "report cards" based on data, such as dropout rates, per-pupil spending, teacher qualifications, enrollment, etc. More recently, an increasing number of states have taken public reporting to another level. Although traditional "report cards" to the public typically have cited a good deal of data, the reader has had little indication of "in comparison to what?" Over half of the states now provide this value-added information because it addresses how schools/districts compare against a standard or against similar institutions. For example, some states identify poor performing schools or assign performance levels such as "satisfactory" to schools. (Kathy Christie, Education Commission of the States, December 1999)...
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