Accountability systems measure the performance and quality of schools and use these results to drive improvements in low-performing schools. In designing accountability systems, states must include measures of academic performance and may also include nonacademic measures, such as chronic absenteeism or school climate measures. AIR staff has extensive experience developing accountability systems, aligning them with systems of support and evaluating their impact on student outcomes.
The centers that AIR operates can to address various accountability-related needs. The Regional Comprehensive Centers have worked with state leaders to
- analyze, select and develop appropriate measures
- determine school rating methodologies
- design data dashboards and annual report cards
- align accountability school improvement, assessment and other systems and
- evaluate accountability impacts in the context of adult and student outcomes
As states move into the implementation stage of ESSA, AIR has the expertise to meet their needs.
- Alignment of Evidence-Based Clearinghouses with ESSA Tiers of Evidence
- State Accountability Snapshots Under ESSA
- Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Promote State Visions for College and Career Readiness (PDF)
- State Planning Tool For Standards-Based Accountability Under the Every Student Succeeds Act
- ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL
AIR Centers with Related Content
AIR operates a number of national, regional, and state centers that produce publicly available resources. The centers that have a specific focus on accountability are as follows: