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REL Mid-Atlantic Event: Re-thinking education accountability systems in light of COVID-19
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October 29, 2020

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET

Location: Virtual

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Description: COVID-19 has disrupted school accountability systems just as it has disrupted everything else about schooling. State education agency (SEA) staff need to understand the potential implications of the absence of key indicators on their accountability systems. They also need potential alternatives for measuring student and school performance in upcoming school years. It is important to understand the implications for accountability systems for the upcoming school year. There could be longer term implications for accountability systems in future school years too. Although SEAs will likely focus on the short-term implications of COVID-19 on their accountability systems, the webinar presents an opportunity to reflect on long-term goals for these systems more broadly. It also can help SEAs and other stakeholders understand how measures of accountability can best inform education policy and school decisions in their states.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Accountability in the ESSA era

Audience: The primary audience will be SEA administrators and policymakers. The webinar could also be relevant to LEA administrators.


  • Brian Gill, Director, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Chad Aldeman, Senior Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners
  • Chandra Haislet, Director Accountability and Data Systems, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Donna Johnson, Director of Accountability Data, Assessment, and Research, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), District of Columbia
Brian Gill
(617) 301-8962
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