Next Generation Accountability

Accountability systems provide structure for school support and improvement. States are implementing next generation accountability approaches. Among them are newer additional measures of college and career readiness that consider percentage of high school students who require remediation coursework in college as a gauge, a tighter grip on resource accountability by increasing transparency on how funds are spent to ensure resources are going to students most in need of support and school based quality improvement projects by measuring indicators like attendance data and success rates. Innovation at the state level will fuel future conversations about which accountability systems are best used to improve education and prepare students for college and careers.

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