School Quality Reviews: Promoting Accountability for Deeper Learning

At a Glance

By assessing a broader set of outcomes, including deeper content understanding and critical thinking, school districts and states can have a better sense of school quality and what can be done to improve learning and instruction.

Published apr. 30, 2018

This report examines the potential for school quality reviews to assess and promote a broader set of outcomes than are currently being measured in most districts and states. These outcomes include a deep understanding of content as well as the ability to use that knowledge to think critically to solve complex problems, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, and learn how to learn. Collectively, these competencies are known as “deeper learning,” and have gained currency in recent years among educators, business leaders, and others.