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ERIC Number: ED560195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 108
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Managing Performance in the System of Support: Rubric with 52 Indicators, Explanations, and Exemplars
Hanes, Susan; Kerins, Thomas; Perlman, Carole; Redding, Sam; Ross, Steven
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center
The Building State Capacity and Productivity (BSCP) Center released a report outlining a process for state education agencies (SEAs) to evaluate and improve their System of Recognition, Accountability, and Support (SRAS). The federal government now sets high expectations for state and local use of federal dollars while allowing greater state autonomy in achieving these goals. Local education agencies (LEAs), more readily than in the past, turn to their states for guidance and support in meeting their constituents' demands for better school performance and in navigating the complexities of teaching and learning in an era of accountability. State leaders are attempting to shift their organizations to meet these demands, and innovative state leaders are finding new and bolder solutions to low performance, consistent with their state structures, traditions, and contexts (Redding, 2012). Managing the SRAS for performance will not be business as usual. States will need to be deliberate in designing and improving their SRAS to: (1) Strategically mobilize all of its tools including building systemic and local capacity for change, creating opportunity for local agencies to pursue new strategies, offering incentives to improve, and intervening in the hardest cases; (2) Differentiate their application of specific tools to deal with schools' and districts' varied performance challenges and trajectories; (3) Include LEAs as both partners and targets of reform; and (4) Constantly assess its own efforts and identify ways to improve the SRAS to more effectively support improvement in student achievement outcomes. The SRAS Performance Management Rubric is not a compliance monitoring process, a rating system, or a means of comparing one state's system with another's. Rather the state's profile that is produced from using the performance management rubric contained in this SRAS document informs an SEA's immediate planning process by determining which indicators have priority status and are manageable.
Building State Capacity and Productivity Center. Edvance Research, Inc. 9901 1H 10 West Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78230. Tel: 210-558-1902; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Edvance Research, Inc., Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP Center)
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120042