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On the Horizon: State Accountability Systems

Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
October 2002

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Accountability: The Good

Every state has some system for holding, at least, districts accountable.

Every state has a means for identifying schools that need to improve.

Almost every system is based primarily on student achievement.