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Rating States, Grading Schools: What Parents and Experts say States Should Consider to Make School Accountability Systems Meaningful - The report is intended to help states policymakers create accessible, useful and effective school accountability systems. In January, ECS released a 50-state database that found more states are moving to A-F grades for schools. Today’s ECS report shows it take more than a letter grade to be transparent. (Marga Mikulecky and Kathy Christie, ECS, May 2014)...

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

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)...

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