Standards and Accountability

We support high quality learning standards for K-12 schools as well as rigorous state assessments aligned to the standards. Ohio should maintain high expectations for all schools and students—as reflected in graduation requirements, the third-grade reading guarantee, and more—and must communicate honestly back to students and families about college and career readiness. We support smart accountability systems and metrics that accurately prioritize proficiency as well as progress, and that accurately identify schools and districts for intervention as well as recognition. See below for research reports, blog posts, videos, and more content on this important issue.

In its version of the state budget bill , the Ohio House included language that would place more weight on student growth...
In politics as of late, there’s been a lot of talk about “ going nuclear ” in order to accomplish a goal. Ohio now has its own...
On September 15, Ohio released report cards for approximately 600 school districts and 3,500 public schools (district and charter...
David Burns
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Back in February, U.S. News and World Report named Massachusetts the top state in its Best States rankings . Though the Bay State...
Stéphane Lavertu
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Tom Gunlock
NOTE: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute occasionally publishes guest commentaries on its blogs. The views expressed by guest...
When I was growing up, “fake news” was the black-and-white photograph of the infamous bat child. Staring back at me in the...
Some Ohio lawmakers and educators recently proposed to roll back the state’s social studies exams, which presently include tests...
When it comes to high standards and accountability, Ohio talks a pretty good talk. Many of the most popular education reforms of...

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