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REL Mid-Atlantic Event: Measuring school performance for improvement: A framework for diagnostic use of data
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December 17, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. ET

Location: Virtual

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Description: Educators and policymakers are often implored to be “data driven,” but in practice they are drowning in data that may be of limited value for the decisions they need to make. REL Mid-Atlantic has worked with state and local education agencies to develop, refine, and stress-test measures of school performance that provide actionable diagnostic information. In this free webinar, the director of REL Mid-Atlantic will present a new framework for making sense of school performance measures, informed by our collaborative work with state and local agencies. Commentary will be provided by a panel of experts and stakeholders from the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Aspen Institute, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education of the District of Columbia. We’ll discuss new measures to examine student achievement growth in grades K-3, school climate, social-emotional learning, and the impact of high schools on postsecondary outcomes—all among a range of measures that might be used purely for informational purposes or as part of a formal accountability system. The framework will help policymakers identify the ways that different measures of school performance are useful—or not—for different policy purposes.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Accountability in the ESSA era

Audience: Administrators from state education agencies, local boards of education, districts, and schools.

Speakers: Brian Gill, Project Director, REL Mid-Atlantic
Carolyn Phenicie, Council of Chief State School Officers
Donna Johnson, Director of Accountability, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Evan Kramer, Assistant Superintendent of Data, Assessment, and Research, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Gene Pinkard, Director, Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute
Tonya Wolford, Chief of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability, School District of Philadelphia

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