Linda Darling-Hammond on Accountability for College and Career Readiness

August 18, 2014
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Linda Darling-Hammond appears in a video for Education Policy Analysis Archives (EPAA) to discuss the report "Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm," co-authored with Gene Wilhoit and Linda Pittenger. 
The report recommends an accountability approach that focuses on meaningful learning, enabled by professionally skilled and committed educators, and supported by adequate and appropriate resources, so that all students regardless of background are prepared for both college and career when they graduate from high school. Drawing on practices already established in other states and on the views of policymakers and school experts, this report proposes principles for effective accountability systems and imagines what a new accountability system could look like in an imagined “51st state” in the United States. While considerable discussion and debate will be needed before a new approach can take shape, this report’s objective is to get the conversation started so the nation can meet its aspirations for preparing college- and career-ready students.
For more information on EPAA and the report, visit