Diversifying the profession
Broadening Commitments Across Education
Schooling is evolving
As schooling evolves, authorizing policies and practices also need to evolve. Continuing to enforce narrow and ineffective ways of evaluating learning opportunities and school quality limit who opens new schools and their ability to meet community aspirations. We need to create a more vibrant array of excellent learning opportunities: proven approaches, quality innovations (including those emerging from the pandemic), and new ways of organizing teaching and learning not yet thought of.
School oversight systems must embrace rigor, flexibility, innovation, and diversity—not burdensome bureaucracy—in the ways it defines excellence in order for more and different educational opportunities to deliver on community aspirations and needs.
Communities want schools to be accountable for high standards of literacy and numeracy and other goals that measure student preparedness for their chosen futures.
Over the next three years, NACSA will listen and respond to the needs of communities by creating:
More excellent schools and flexible ways of organizing teaching and learning, led by a more diverse group of educators and entrepreneurs
More and different rigorous ways of evaluating school quality, supported by continued use of strong student learning assessments
An evidence-informed evaluation system for school oversight entities to facilitate continuous improvement