Quality Counts 2016: Report and Rankings
The 2016 edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts report—Called to Account: New Directions in School Accountability—examines how new state and federal strategies are transforming the assessment of school performance and reshaping the consequences for poor results. The new Every Student Succeeds Act is widely believed to herald a shift in authority away from the federal government and back to the states and school districts. Pressure is also mounting for accountability systems to go beyond test scores and incorporate other academic and non-academic factors in meaningful ways. Education Week’s journalists investigate these and other pivotal issues, delivering in-depth insights and lessons learned from the work of states and local schools systems already on the cutting edge of these trends.