REVOLUTIONIZE THE ACCOUNTABILITY FUNCTION IN SCHOOLS
WE AID SCHOOLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES TECHNICALLY, MORALLY, AND STRATEGICALLY IN THE CONVERSION TO A TRUE EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY. FOR EXAMPLE:
WHITE PAPER ON TRUE ACCOUNTABILITY PUBLISHED
John Tanner recently completed a white paper that represents perhaps the clearest call yet for why a new accountability is critical. Click below to download.
A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRUE ACCOUNTABILTY
Prior to the Coronavirus and its effects on schools we had begun planning with our partner, the Schlechty Center, the first national conference on True Accountability to be held in the fall of 2020 in Atlanta. We are still committed to an event as learning isn't going to stop and neither are we. But as with everything else we are rethinking how best to proceed. Stay tuned. And if you click below and give us your email we will be happy to send you updates and other information.
TEST SENSE IS NOW BRAVED
Test Sense was founded in 2009 to support schools and districts on their path towards a true educational accountability. bravEd is the next step on that journey. Click below for the press release.
A WORD ON OUR FOUNDER:
John Tanner has made a career out of examining the systems that have historically passed for accountability, as well as those that should. His support for grassroots efforts in Texas and Georgia based on his work has resulted in a set of practical frameworks and approaches that allow a school and district to convert to True Accountability, even without a policy change. That work is now rapidly expanding to other states and networks of schools. Braved is the next iteration of a movement John has long hoped to see come to light. Its purpose is to scale the work across the entire country.
"Tanner gets it. If we want to change and improve our schools, we need to discard the mental models and practices that either freezes most of what we do now in place or tries to force us to work harder at what we already do that already does not work. If we want to change the work we do and change the results we get, we need to change the system. Changing our current system requires we find a new box to think inside of. John Tanner has created a compelling design for a new box."
Doug Christensen, Former Nebraska Commissioner of Education; Professor of Leadership in Education, Graduate Division, Doane College
"The True Accountability framework provides a truly comprehensive method for communicating all that a school and district is doing to meet the needs of students and the community. Tanner's research and development of this framework and his effective teaching others how to adopt and implement it may very well transform school accountability in Georgia and nationwide."
Craig Harper, Executive Director,
Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Our thinking has been challenged in ways we never thought possible. True Accountability opens up new pathways of possibility through a focus on hopes and dreams for our students. Through the work with John, our district teachers, administrators, and students feel empowerment that inspires. It is refreshing and exciting, especially in the face of increasing challenges from the compliance-driven focus of state accountability.
Jana Rueter, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent , Curriculum and Instruction, San Angelo Independent School District
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