Measuring school quality highlights the

challenges of selecting ideal performance


 What are the strengths and

weaknesses of the proficiency and growth

measures of student or school-level performance? 

How does the selection of

measures impact different groups of students?


. Is it realistic to believe that any single

performance measure can capture the

complex goals of public programs?


 Which is a greater concern: Using performance measures for high-stakes purposes (such as compensation) or having

performance measures that lack incentives for improvement?