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Asking the right questions about using nonacademic indicators for school accountability

30 March 2021


Key Points Policymakers increasingly face questions about whether test-based accountability paints an overly narrow picture of school performance. One proposed strategy for reducing reliance on test scores is to incorporate non-test measures‚ÄĒ‚Äúnonacademic indicators‚ÄĚ such as school climate surveys‚ÄĒinto accountability systems. While including nonacademic indicators could lead to better decision-making and, ultimately, better outcomes for students, ‚Ķ



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