Stanford University

For A Briefing On New Accountability Systems

  • Amount
    $50,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/29/2014
  • Term
    6 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) seeks to further high-quality, equitable education systems in the United States and abroad. In line with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, a new paradigm for accountability will focus on meaningful learning, build professional capacity, and ensure adequate resources. The "Rethinking Accountability: Putting Students and Learning First" convening will examine new accountability systems from critical angles and from the perspectives of stakeholders and policymakers involved in implementation, offer on-the-ground examples of success, and tackle the pragmatic issues of creating a new accountability system. Post-conference, SCOPE will continue to refine new accountability systems to ensure they support deeper learning, address educational equity, and focus on the continuous learning and improvement of students.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
siepr.stanford.edu 
Address
366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305, United States
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