Accountability Questions the School Board Should Ask

Accountability
Make sure your board is asking the following questions about itself as well as its superintendent and staff in order to make sure you have implemented a clear strategy for effective accountability.

 

Accountability Questions the School Board Should Ask Itself

  • How do we ensure that our policy and budget decisions are research-based and data-driven?
  • How do we recognize and reward students, teachers, and schools that meet or exceed student performance standards?
  • What are the consequences and interventions for students, teachers, and schools that have not met standards?
  • How are achievement measures and results reported to teachers, parents, and the public?
  • What role do student achievement results play in the evaluation of the superintendent?
  • How does the school board evaluate itself in terms of student achievement?


Accountability Questions the School Board Should Ask the Superintendent and Staff

  • Do we have an information system that provides adequate data for accountability?
  • How do staff and students learn what is expected of them?
  • How is success or failure assessed?
  • What are the system’s rewards and consequences for success and failure?
  • How do student achievement results factor into staff evaluations?
 
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