Posted on December 10, 2015 5:53 pm

By Craig Clough

A group of California districts has been working for years on a local-level accountability system that uses a broad range of indicators to determine if a school is successful. Those districts, called the CORE districts, have gained perhaps the most attention for a plan to factor measures of students’ social-emotional skills and academic mindsets into accountability scores for their schools.

Now, as the nation ushers in a new era of accountability with President Obama’s signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, the CORE districts plan to offer the surveys they use to measure those student traits to states …

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