Outcomes-based accountability in the form of high-stakes testing has been the primary policy lever used to improve school performance, but other forms of accountability could be used to enhance schools.
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Redefining Accountability to Treat Teachers and Leaders Like the Professionals They AreApr 13, 2017Brian Gill
Like Pulling Teeth? Matching the Right Research Questions with the Right MethodsApr 10, 2017Paul Decker
Conducting rigorous policy research is a painstaking process. I’ve even heard it compared to pulling teeth—and there’s some truth to that. After all, designing and executing a high quality study can be arduous, but if all goes according to plan, you’ll have a result that helps improve well-being.
Moving Beyond P-Values to Help School Districts Make Smarter DecisionsApr 05, 2017Alex Resch
Imagine that your school district is about to adopt a new ed tech product. The senior decisionmakers in the district see themselves as data-driven leaders, so they consult research on the impact of the new product.
The Next Phase of Moneyball for Government: Investing in PeopleApr 03, 2017Brian Goesling
As the use of Big Data and analytics continues to evolve in baseball, we must see similar Moneyball-style progress in public policy to help improve public well-being.
Evidence in Action Roundup: Policymaking Strategies, Data Plus Social Science, Girls Education, and MoreMar 21, 2017Jill Feldman
News, notes, and assorted ideas—all evidence-based and curated by the Evidence in Action blog team.