A school quality framework with multiple measures that offers a fair and comprehensive picture of school performance
The School Quality Measures Framework aims to describe the full measure of what makes a good school. The three outer categories are essential inputs to school quality that influence the center two key outcomes.
Through a strand of work led by professor Jack Schneider at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a team of researchers, MCIEA is reimagining how we measure the quality of our schools and the learning experiences of our students.
To achieve this goal, MCIEA sought input from stakeholders in each consortium district to build a school quality framework that reflects what the public wants to know about their schools.
The framework has been built around multiple measures, which include academic, social-emotional, and school culture indicators, in order to piece together a fairer and more comprehensive picture of school performance. It consists of five major categories.
The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA) is a partnership of eight MA public school districts and their local teacher unions, joined together to create a fair and effective accountability system that offers a more dynamic picture of student learning and school quality than a single standardized test. MCIEA seeks to increase achievement for all students, close prevailing opportunity gaps among subgroups, and prepare a diversity of students for college, career, and life.Learn More