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ERIC Number: ED574787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
At the Forefront of the New Accountability Era: Early Implementation Findings from the CORE Waiver Districts
Marsh, Julie A.; Bush-Mecenas, Susan; Hough, Heather J.; Park, Vicki; Allbright, Taylor; Hall, Michelle; Glover, Holly
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE
California and the nation are at the crossroads of a major shift in school accountability policy. At the state level, California's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) encourages the use of multiple measures of school performance used locally to support continuous improvement and strategic resource allocation. Similarly, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reinforces this local control, requiring more comprehensive assessment of school performance and a less prescriptive, local approach to school support. These changes represent a major cultural shift for California schools and districts. Ahead of the curve, six California districts, known as the California Office to Reform Education (CORE) waiver districts, have implemented an innovative measurement system and supports for school and district improvement under an NCLB waiver, and thus provide a unique opportunity to examine and learn from the enactment of a system supported by accountability policy in this new era. This report examines the early implementation and effects of the CORE reform and seeks to inform the ongoing efforts within CORE as well as the development and implementation of future accountability policy in other states and districts. Additional details about the research methods are appended. [For the accompanying policy brief, "Local Control in Action: Learning from the CORE Districts' Focus on Measurement, Capacity Building, and Shared Accountability. CORE-PACE Research Partnership. Policy Brief 16-4," see ED574788.]
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE); CORE Districts
Identifiers - Location: California (Fresno); California (Long Beach); California (Los Angeles); California (Oakland); California (Santa Ana); California (San Francisco)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001