Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim discuss ideas from their new paper, The Power of Persuasion: A Model of Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs.
The Evidence Project
The Evidence Project keeps school districts accountable for their work by measuring the impacts of portfolio strategy implementation. We are using publicly available testing data to track and measure the progress or decline of school districts over time.
These graphs illustrate the percent of students enrolled in “quality seats” in particular districts over time. We define “quality seats” as seats in schools that had a performance index score or an average combined score on reading and math tests above the student-weighted average in each given year.
When more students are in schools performing at better-than-the-state-average levels, it shows that a district is making progress.
Green lines = Student population in subgroups