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ECS School Accountability and "Report Cards" Database - This 50-state database includes 1) the indicators states use to gauge school performance (what gets measured), 2) what gets reported, and 3) how state leaders are publicly reporting on school performance to parents and others. Letter grades for schools, which have been controversial in some states, appear to be an increasingly popular tool for policymakers. (Marga Mikulecky, Kathy Christie, 2013)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Accountability--Measures/Indicators - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

College- and Career-Ready: Using Outcomes Data to Hold High Schools Accountable for Student Success - Most high schools are rated on only two measures: graduation rates and student scores on basic skills tests given in a single year. States can use college remediation needs of public high school students and other data systems to create richer, more accurate, more multi-dimensional measures of high school success. (Chad Aldeman, Education Sector, January 2010)...


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