Education Quality Review Pilot Announced
BARRE – The Agency of Education today announced the 16 supervisory unions and districts that have volunteered to be a part of shaping the course of the Education Quality Review process by piloting the Integrated Field Review during the 2015-2016 School Year.
“These participating educators will contribute to drafting the protocols and procedures that define Vermont’s commitment to educational equity and quality for years to come,” said Amy Fowler, Deputy Secretary at the Agency of Education.
The Agency will carry out three sessions of pilots in different regions of the state throughout the school year. Agency staff, local educators and students will participate in a process to inform the final creation of the state’s Education Quality Review system, which will go into effect officially during the 2016-2017 school year. This EQR system is designed to meet state and federal accountability requirements, in addition to providing state and local education officials with critical information about school performance and equity.
“Through the Education Quality Reviews, we will build a common understanding across Vermont of what all students, regardless of geography or demography, are getting and need to get from their schools,” said Fowler. “These reviews will help us all work towards high quality and increased equity.”