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Document Number: 4007

Excerpts from: Using Accountability to Build Strong Schools MS Word - Many lessons have been learned from the first-generation accountability models, which have been helpful in considering the design of next-generation accountability models. This issue brief describes a next-generation model where schools are the primary unit of change. Before designing next-generation models, a focus on developing a theory of action is necessary. Accountability should be distributed throughout the system to guard against creating accountability “hot spots.” To ensure accountability system data gets used effectively, time must be set aside to interpret data and stakeholders should be trained in how to interpret data. (Kate Nolan, Project Align, July 2002)...
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