Using the school report card framework, we can break out an infinite number of elements to evaluate: students’ academic performance in all subject areas; their behaviors (growth mindset, anyone?); their attendance; their rates of college acceptance; eventually even health or mental outcomes for in-school wrap around services.
Accountability is about generating data, data that informs education investment markets. The more opportunities you have to collect data, the more opportunities there are for profit taking. With that in mind, why would we limit collection of data to ELA and math scores? No, our plan going forward is to measure EVERYTHING. No opportunity for data collection should go to waste. That is why If we talk convincingly enough about whole child instruction and the need to incorporate a wide range of student achievements into school evaluations, we’re expecting you’ll be distracted and not notice the vast datasets we’re creating on your children.