Accountability systems themselves don’t close gaps or improve achievement; only the hard work of educators and students can do that. But done right, these systems can:

  • Set clear goals for people to rally around — goals that are meaningful, ambitious, and achievable;
  • Provide information to parents, educators, and community members about how schools are doing;
  • Prompt and support improvement where it’s needed; and
  • Protect taxpayer investment in education.

To advance strong, equity-focused accountability systems like these, we:

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