Innovations in Accountability Policy: Findings from the CORE-PACE Research Partnership

Heather Hough, PACE
Noah Bookman, CORE Districts
Rick Miller, CORE Districts

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
UCCS 1130 K Street Conference Room A (Lower Level), Sacramento

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP no later than 48 hours prior to Rachel Scott at or call 916-557-9745.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes sweeping changes to the way school performance is measured, and shifts decisions about how to define school quality and how to support struggling schools back to states and districts. The CORE Districts’ innovative accountability system is aligned with both LCFF and ESSA requirements, and already includes many measures that the State Board of Education is considering for inclusion in California’s emerging accountability system. In this seminar Heather Hough, Rick Miller, and Noah Bookman will provide an overview of what has been learned in the first year of the CORE-PACE Research Partnership. They will focus on findings from qualitative and quantitative studies on 1) how the districts implemented their new accountability system and built local capacity to use the CORE data system to drive improvement, and 2) how CORE’s expanded measures, including surveys of students’ social-emotional skills and schools’ culture and climate, contribute to a more comprehensive picture of student achievement and school performance.


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