Data-Driven Improvement and Accountability

Organization: National Education Policy Center
Author: Andy Hargreaves and Henry Braun
Published: October 1, 2013

The drive to enhance learning outcomes has assumed increasing salience over the last three decades. These outcomes include both high levels of tested achievement for all students and eliminating gaps in achievement among different sub-populations (raising the bar and closing the gap). This policy brief examines policies and practices concerning the use of data to inform school improvement strategies and to provide information for accountability.