Achieve Policy Brief: Accountability: Turning Around Low-Performing Schools

Wednesday, August 1, 2001Printer-friendly version

The debate in Congress has placed accountability at the top of the national policy agenda. But accountability does not mean creating winners and losers. It means shining a spotlight on student performance, identifying schools that are low-performing, creating incentives for schools to improve and providing resources to help turn them around. Accountability is essential in a continuously improving education system. This policy brief provides an overview.