In the absence of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), states are gathering momentum as they revamp state accountability systems to value and promote college and career readiness for all students. Rather than focus simply on high school graduation rates and proficiency rates from one high school assessment, states are exploring approaches that incorporate a richer array of indicators into their report cards and accountability metrics. Several national leaders will join us to discuss innovative approaches emerging in the states and the potential implications for federal accountability requirements under ESEA. Janet Barresi, Superintendent of Education, Oklahoma Robert Hammond, Commissioner of Education, Colorado Mike Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers Facilitator: Michael Cohen, President, Achieve Resource States Leading the Way: New Accountability Models & ESEA Reauthorization (PPT) achieve.org/files/GW-ESEAreauthorization.ppt This plenary session was part of the annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting which took place September 7-8, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia. The goal of the annual meeting was to give states a significant opportunity to address key challenges and opportunities associated with advancing and sustaining the college- and career-ready policy agenda. More...