Accountability systems measure the professional practice of schools, and then help schools improve their practices as a means of achieving better student outcomes. States should build on the best ideas in both early childhood and K-12 accountability systems to create a single statewide education accountability system from birth through high school--one that sets the right goals and identifies the supports needed to achieve them. These accountability systems should measure more than just child outcomes.
Regenstein, E.& Romero-Jurado, R. (2014). A framework for rethinking state education accountability and support from birth through high school. Chicago, IL: The Ounce of Prevention Fund.
- State-Level Perspectives