Including Performance Assessments in Accountability Systems: A Review of Scale-up Efforts

The purpose of this field review is to understand previous efforts at scaling up performance assessments for use across districts and states. Through a systematic description of seven performance assessment scale-up efforts, as well as descriptions of analogous efforts from teacher certification, medicine, and law, this review concludes with implications for future endeavors to integrate performance assessments into accountability systems.

Content Comments 

This comprehensive field review contributes significantly to the discussion of assessment and accountability. The resource provides constructive examples of performance evaluations, as well as challenges related to technical quality and implementation. Its timely overview of performance assessment may be useful to a many educators.