A Framework for Rethinking State Education Accountability and Support from Birth Through High School

June 3, 2014


Elliot Regenstein, Rio Romero-Jurado

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. 

APA Citation: 

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.


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