Making State Accountability Count: How New Mexico Supports Principals with Data Tools

Making State Accountability Count: How New Mexico Supports Principals with Data Tools

Because scores on standards-based assessment tests are used to determine which schools have achieved the yearly progress required to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law, the ability to read and interpret test score data is essential to principals, superintendents, and other education leaders. "Making State Accountability Count: How New Mexico Supports Principals with Data Tools" (5 pages, PDF) — one of a series of articles funded by the Wallace Foundation — examines how New Mexico educators are using data-interpretation tools to improve student achievement. The paper was produced as part of a research project at the Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy at the University of Washington.