Now, more than ever, school leaders face the challenge of understanding accountability– and connecting it to instruction. In other words, how do we make sense of accountability – and use it to help drive effective instructional systems, practices and processes that support student learning.

what is accountabilityconnect?

accountabilityconnect is a year-long district support service that is designed to help school leaders:

  • Understand the state accountability system, including BOTH
    • the 4-index system for 2017 Accountability, AND
    • the A-F letter grade system for 2018 Accountability
  • Interpret accountability reports and identify key data measures that can help focus improvement planning
  • Fulfill reporting and campus or district improvement requirements
  • Access and utilize the process for appealing accountability ratings (if applicable)
  • Connect required accountability intervention processes with effective campus and district planning activities and systems
  • Understand the impact of new legislation passed by the 2017 Texas Legislature affecting assessment, accountability or instruction

Participants receive:

  • Monthly webinars (with additional webinars added on an as-needed basis)
  • Telephone, email or GoToMeeting on-request support
  • Presentation Templates for public hearings/school board meetings
  • Data tools and resources
  • Additional materials designed to synthesize and summarize accountability measures and requirements


John Fessenden

John is an educational consultant who works with school districts, campuses and regional educational service centers in the areas of assessment, accountability and data analysis. read more –>

scheduled webinars

accountabilityconnect registration
(service year: May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018)