Spotlight: The CORE Districts Support Multiple Measures for Accountability
The CORE Districts have been working collaboratively for six years on a shared data system that helps them work within and across local districts to innovate, implement, and scale strategies that improve student outcomes. CORE’s unique system focuses on academic outcomes alongside non-academic measures of student success, including chronic absenteeism, suspension/expulsion, students’ social-emotional skills, and school climate and culture. A report issued by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), as a part of its research partnership with CORE, shows why holding educators accountable for multiple outcomes helps light the path toward improvement for students and schools.
Data Collaborative is Open
The CORE Districts have developed an innovative multiple measures Data Collaborative that provides educators with information they need to support all students. The collaborative is open to every LEA in California. Individual schools and districts can use information from the data collaborative to examine the needs of their students, learn more about schools that are excelling and the strategies they are using, and help identify schools in need of additional support.
Information about CORE’s data collaborative
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2016-17 Data Collaborative Q & A
To support one coherent state and federal school accountability system, the CORE Districts are proposing to serve as research pilot. CORE Districts’ research pilot will allow policymakers in California and nationally to test local indicators for accountability purposes. The CORE Districts have local accountability systems in place that are more robust than those included in the initial state system now under development. Information from CORE Districts about growth in student performance over time, high school readiness of 8th graders, measures of students’ social and emotional skills, as well as a school’s overall culture-climate will be useful in assessing these locally developed indicators and informing short and long-term local, state and federal policy decisions.
As a collaboration of districts, we work together to innovate, implement, and scale new strategies and tools that help our students succeed, so that our districts are improved to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
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