Publications & Resources

Exploring Models of School Performance: From Theory to Practice

Mar 2006

Kilchan Choi, Pete Goldschmidt and Kyo Yamashiro

Our purpose in this report is to present and discuss competing accountability approaches, or models, designed to systematically indicate how a school’s students are performing academically. Within the framework of the current federally mandated accountability legislation, increased interest in models measuring school performance has caused educational policymakers to consider several key issues. These issues include whether results from different accountability models yield different inferences about a school’s performance; what assumptions underlie each of the models; how different models are implemented; and ultimately which model is best suited for a particular context.

Choi, K., Goldschmidt, P., & Yamashiro, K. (2006). Exploring models of school performance: From theory to practice (CSE Report 673). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).