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.

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

By Bellwether Education

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.

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