Accountability and Evaluation Systems

Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 4:


Systems and strategies to gather quantitative and qualitative data on both POS components and student outcomes are crucial for ongoing efforts to development and implement POS.


Well-designed accountability and evaluation systems should:

  • Include the “10 Essential Elements of a State Longitudinal Data System” identified by the Data Quality Campaign.
  • Provide for administrative record matching of student education and employment data (i.e., Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records).
  • Yield valid and reliable data on key student outcomes (indicators) reference in Perkins and other relevant federal and state legislation.
  • Provide timely data to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of POS.     >>>Next>>>