5) Measurement

CONCERN

Too often, families and students go without the information they need to paint a complete picture of performance in the classroom. Being graded without feedback and other information gaps prevent families from planning and taking often has an impact on performance.

APPROACH

In order to better inform families about student achievement and success, we recommend that school districts invest in creating systems that track student progress throughout the school year.

 We believe creating a system that is accessible and easy to understand will  allow families and teachers to see trends in student performance and find  ways to make improvement.

 Families and educators shouldn't accept the system as is. Instead, the  school districts should be held accountable for trends in the system and use  the information to make improvements in increased graduation rates, a decrease in risky behaviors amongst teens, improved feelings of youth connectedness, and a rise in the teen employment rate.