Reliance on a single measure fails to consider factors that impact student achievement, including the fact that students have no control over inequitable school resources or the quality of teaching they receive. More importantly, the use of a single test score ignores other academic achievements, including grades, projects, college readiness measures and teacher recommendations. IGCs remain a viable option.
Policy Brief 2019: Don’t Block Graduation Because of a Test
News Release 2017: Texas’ temporary policy relieved high-stakes for 6,000 students
IDRA’s Accountability website
Factsheet on Accountability that Doesn’t Hurt Students