School Accountability Toolset
for equity and learning
To increase a school's ability to form an organization where equity and learning characterizes its accountability,
school leaders should be trained to develop a systematic quality assessment process that includes:
An assessment of school results that places emphasis on both academic and social/civic objectives.
The school assessment should propose ways to improve the aspects of a school's mission that are under-developed.
An assessment of school results concerns both pupils' marks and the share of pupils with a "pass" or above.
It proposes strategies to narrow the gap with the national test results and to support pupils with different readiness to learn.
An assessment of school results concerning school marks' inflation, through comparisons with national (or international if available) test scores
that can calibrate the marks given at the school. It proposes ways to develop teachers' abilities to mark pupils' performance in relation to their actual knowledge.
An assessment of school results concerning the way the school performs in relation to
expectations based on its pupil intake (socioeconomic situation). It proposes strategies to live up to what is expected from all stakeholders.