As schools across the country take on the challenge of preparing all children for success in college, career, and life, states must, in turn, move toward creating more aligned systems of assessment and accountability. This video series shares perspective from experts in the field — practitioners, students, policymakers, and researchers — on an accountability approach that focuses on meaningful learning, enabled by professionally skilled and committed educators, and supported by adequate and appropriate resources. We open the series with a focus on meaningful learning.
On June 11 in Washington, D.C., federal and state policymakers; school and district leaders; business, teacher, parent, and civil rights organizations; education foundations; and members of the media gathered at the Rethinking Accountability conference hosted by SCOPE.
The conference focused on three critical areas of accountability: creating accountability systems that improve education and foster meaningful learning, the intelligent and equitable use of resources to drive continuous improvement, and ensuring professional accountability and excellence for teachers and school and district leaders.
Windows on Conversions is an up-close and vivid examination of successful school redesign. Learn about the conversion process from the frontlines, reported in the voices of teachers, administrators, parents, and students who are successfully transforming their schools, through compelling DVD-formatted documentaries and written case studies that look at four very different schools from across the country: Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, CA; the School of the Arts at South Shore Multiplex in Chicago, IL; Noble High School in North Berwick, ME; and Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA.