Education Quality: What It Is and How To Measure It



Connell, J.P. – Institute of Research and Reform in Education

What constitutes a good school, a successful school district, a state where students are eight principles and examples of how schools, districts and state departments of education can rethink and retool their measures of education quality? Our president, Dr. James Connell, argues that current approaches rely too much on comparing students, teachers and schools and fail to describe the actual quality of their accomplishments and the factors that contribute to those accomplishments.  He lays out how existing measures of students’ academic performance along with student and teacher survey results can be combined into powerful metrics for designing and monitoring efforts to improve quality at the school, district and state levels. This e-publication is available for free at