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Marion, Scott F.; Vander Els, Jonathan; Leather, Paul – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In New Hampshire, a new performance assessment system focuses on reciprocal accountability and shared leadership among teachers and leaders at the school, district, and state levels. This concept of reciprocal accountability, developed by school improvement expert Richard Elmore, is at the core of New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
Gagnon, Laurie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Based on reports created for the 2017 National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, this article explores how educators can take action to build momentum for and implement competency education and performance assessment. As a guide to taking action, the article provides the following: (1) links to the four framing reports from the Summit;…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation
Lyons, Susan; Evans, Carla – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
This brief summarizes "Comparability in Balanced Assessment Systems for State Accountability," published in "Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice" (Evans & Lyons 2017). The study evaluated comparability claims in local scoring of performance assessments across districts participating in New Hampshire's Performance…
Descriptors: Scoring, Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Comparative Analysis