Publishes Policy Issue Brief on Rethinking State Accountability to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in K-12 Education

Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2017) Today, iNACOL published a new policy issue brief titled, Rethinking State Accountability to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in K-12 Education.

iNACOL’s issue brief shares state policy recommendations and resources for policymakers who are ready to rethink state accountability systems to support student-centered learning.

With the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states gain considerably more authority and autonomy over the design of school accountability systems. This shift in responsibility creates the opportunity for states to reimagine new accountability models that align to goals of college and career readiness for all students, and to move from a culture of compliance to one of continuous improvement.

State leaders can begin to transform state accountability systems to better support more holistic definitions of student success, provide greater transparency, and allow districts and schools to analyze and continuously improve on their practice and build future capacity for change. This issue brief shares recommendations states may want to consider to take advantage of the opportunities in ESSA and move towards building student-centered learning systems in their state.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “ESSA provides a historic opportunity for states to transform toward next generation accountability systems that advance equity and align to student-centered learning — a critical piece for building coherence and aligning education systems to support student learning, personalize learning for each student’s needs, and empower educators.”

Download a full copy of this issue brief Rethinking State Accountability to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in K-12 Education, and access other issue briefs:

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