Journal Resources March/April 2022

School Performance Frameworks for Decision-Making
By Bonnie O’Keefe and Jennifer O’Neal Schiess, Bellwether Education

School Performance Frameworks (SPFs) are action-oriented tools that provide information on school performance and quality across a variety of measures. SPFs are intended to provide meaningful, comparable, and understandable measures of school quality and to support informed actions from key stakeholders, which can include educators, leaders, and community members.

Adapted with permission. Read the original report from Bellwether Education

SPFs and COVID-19: Alternative Measures of Student Learning and Wellness

Beyond federal requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act and state-level accountability systems, school districts across the country have an essential role in school-level accountability, especially assessing student learning and wellness. Today — with continued disruptions
to schooling and the ongoing impact of the pandemic — districts can adapt how they measure school quality to better understand how schools are operating and how students are learning.

Adapted with permission. Read the complete report from Bellwether Education here


ESSER Funds for Summer and After-School Programs
By the Council of Chief State School Officers and National Summer Learning Association

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund is a COVID-19 relief program for states and school districts.

Adapted with permission. Read the full document here:
COVID-Relief Funding for Public Schools FAQs for Accessing Funds to Support Summer and After-School Programs