These reports and papers provide the research evidence that supports a form of accountability and governance as a tool for school improvement. You will find these resources organized in chronological order.

Consolidation of Schools and Districts: What the Research Says and What It Means
by Craig Howley, Jerry Johnson, Jennifer Petrie, February 2011
National Education Policy Center

Review of Charter Schools: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education
by Gary Miron (Western Michigan University), January 2011
National Education Policy Center

How They Do It Abroad
by Linda Darling-Hammond, February 2008
Time Magazine

Multiple Measures Approaches to Graduation
by Linda Darling-Hammond, Elle Rustique-Forrester & Raymond L. Pecheon with the assistance of Alethea Andree, April 2005
The School Redesign Network at Stanford University

Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track
by The Advancement Project, March 2005

The Inevitable Corruption of Indicators and Educators Through High-Stakes Testing
by Sharon Nichols and David Berliner, March 2005
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, University of Texas-San Antonio and Arizona State University

The Relationship of High School Graduation Exams to Graduation Rates and SAT Scores
by Gregory J. Marchant and Sharon E. Paulson, January 2005
Education Policy Analysis Archives