Better Goals. More Learning. Using Student (re)Engagement Levels to Create Meaningful Goals and Measures
Accountability systems that rely on traditional measures, particularly since the beginning of the pandemic, have not consistently yielded useful data on student learning and engagement because they don’t tell the whole story. Schools serving large numbers of disengaged and barely-engaged students typically receive low marks on state and authorizer performance frameworks, even if they produce positive results for students documented through other measures. The National Charter School Institute and A-GAME team views this as a call to action for charter school authorizers to lead the way by measuring school quality more expansively during the pandemic and after.