What is Accountability Redesign?
As part of the district’s work to develop a new system for school quality, the accountability redesign initiative will engage our city’s education stakeholders to inform the creation of a new school accountability system to promote equity and excellence in our schools.
Why It's Needed
The district is committed to measuring student and school performance, and the district’s current school accountability system, School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP), has been a national exemplar about how to use data to inform school communities. However, we have heard feedback from our community that SQRP can be improved upon to better account for systemic inequities and optimized to support critical aspects of the district’s work. In response, the district will partner with our community to develop a new system to better serve school communities and the district.
Accountability Redesign Goals
Key goals of the new SQRP go beyond traditional school ratings to include:
To ensure all CPS stakeholders are co-designers of the new accountability policy, CPS will be utilizing the district’s Spectrum of Inclusive Partnerships. The Spectrum of Inclusive Partnerships is a tool to assist with transparency and trust around the level of participation of partners—those with institutional memory, those impacted by decisions, and those responsible for implementation—to set expectations and define the stakeholder’s role in design, decision, or communication processes.