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A Path to True Accountability™ for K-12 Schools

Join the movement - and take a benefits-based approach to school performance.

Instructor: John Tanner

You always knew school accountability was broken.

You just couldn’t put your finger on why.

Meet Your Instructor

John Tanner is one of the nation’s foremost voices on school accountability. His bravEd True Accountability™ Framework was designed to help school district teams embrace a system of school performance that puts students and community stakeholders, and not test scores, first. Sign up today.

The Experience

Here’s what to expect when your school team joins braveEd’s nationwide True Accountability™ movement.

Structured monthly conversations

Meet monthly to define common terms, challenge prevailing misconceptions and systematically construct a more empathetic and measurable framework for true school accountability.

Project-based onsite workshops

Break into small groups for a series of coordinated learnings to solve problems of practice and move school and district accountability plans from concept to action.

Regular collaboration & coaching

John and his team will hold scheduled virtual office hours with your team to offer advice, discuss sensitive topics and model effective evidence-based accountability practices.

Quarterly strategy & progress sessions

True accountability doesn’t happen overnight. Culture change takes time. Check in with John and his team once a quarter to review your district’s progress and stay on track.

Plus, access to the bravEd portal & hotline

Every participant receives 24/7 access to bravEd’s online library of research-backed training tools and learning materials designed to help your school or district achieve True Accountability.

bravEd’s virtual email hotline

Additionally, teams will have access to bravEd’s virtual email hotline, where they can ask questions and build an organic knowledge base to support their work.

The Outcomes

A True Accountability™ mindset starts with you and your schools being able to do the following four steps over and over, with ease.

1. Use the vocabulary
2. Center everything around student benefits
3. Shape your school for the future and not the past
4. Tell your truths, in a language your stakeholders understand

The result is an accountability environment that is good for your students, understood by their parents, and embraced by communities.

Primer Cohort

Portal access

Learning Efforts

Accountability Mindset Book Study

Doing Team Efforts

Quarterly Check-Ins

Teacher PD Support

Board Training

New Admin/Board Induction

Working Cohort

Portal access

Learning Efforts

Accountability Mindset Book Study

Doing Team Efforts

Quarterly Check-Ins

Teacher PD Support

Board Training

New Admin/Board Induction

District Model

Portal access

Learning Efforts

Accountability Mindset Book Study

Doing Team Efforts

Quarterly Check-Ins

Teacher PD Support

Board Training

New Admin/Board Induction

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the bravEd True Accountability Framework?

    Created by nationally recognized data scientist, writer and speaker John Tanner, the bravEd True Accountability™ Framework replaces outdated compliance-based school performance models, with a benefits-based approach that accounts for circumstances inside and outside of school that impact a child’s education. The framework can be delivered as part of multi-day engagement within a larger school district, or as part of a multi-district cohort experience.

    Why adopt the bravEd True Accountability Framework?

    As schools struggle to close achievement gaps forced wider by a global pandemic, educators desperately need a reliable system and process by which to accurately measure school performance. But traditional accountability measures are broken — and have been for years. The bravEd True Accountability Framework™ exposes and systematically removes inherent biases found in traditionally compliance-based school accountability frameworks in favor of a benefits-based approach, with focus on future improvements.

    What’s included in this program?

    The True Accountability Framework™ includes a combination of guided and asynchronous professional learning opportunities, including scheduled strategic accountability conversations, a series of virtual project-based workshops, intimate coaching sessions and quarterly strategy sessions. Plus, 24/7 access to a growing knowledge base of school accountability resources. The process is designed to get educators talking about traditional accountability systems, to identify what’s working and what’s not, and develop a new, more holistic system to more accurately measure and reflect modern-day school performance.

    Who should participate?

    The True Accountability™ Framework was designed specifically for school leaders and internal and external teams. The program can be packaged and delivered to select members of a school district’s leadership team, or scaled out to teachers and staff and community leaders as part of a comprehensive district-wide implementation.

    How will this help my team?

    The True Accountability™ Framework helps school leaders by exposing long-held biases in traditional K-12 accountability frameworks and providing an alternative, benefits-based system that better reflects the future needs and circumstances of individual students, parents and other stakeholders. Team members have an opportunity to learn about and embrace a mindset of True Accountability™, while workshopping problems of practice to implement a system that reflects the unique needs and challenges of their local communities.

    What if my state already has a letter-based system?

    You’re not alone. Though bravEd’s True Accountability™ Framework cannot replace these largely compliance-based systems, it can give you a parallel mindset and approach by which to be accountable to your stakeholder community by focusing on the evidence, benefits and forward-thinking school performance measures that they expect and that you need to make real improvements.

    How can I participate?

    If you’re interested in bringing a system of True Accountability™ to your school or district, you can request more information, including a detailed syllabus and proposal for your team. Simply follow the button at the top or bottom of this page. Once you submit your information, you’ll receive a call from our partnership coordinator who can walk you through the registration process and answer any questions you may have.