Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wisconsin's School and District Accountability Design Team
Walker wants school task force to develop program for successful schools. (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/30/2011)
Excerpt: Gov. Scott Walker urged a new school accountability reform task force Tuesday to develop a system for Wisconsin that focuses on identifying the best schools and replicating their success across the state.
Walker said the primary goal is not simply to replace the 2002 federal No Child Left Behind law, which highlights failing schools and uses punitive measures to drive improvement.
"What we should begin with is what is right about education in Wisconsin and how do we replicate that," Walker said.
State Superintendent Tony Evers also noted that while the new school accountability system could be part of a state waiver application from No Child Left Behind, it "is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a conversation about what we value in public education in the state of Wisconsin and implement a system that reflects those values."
The process is being coordinated by staff from the American Institutes for Research, a Washington-based behavioral and social science research organization.
I could go on.
Crib sheet. (8/30/2011)