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October 17, 2020

REL Webinar: Re-thinking Education Accountability Systems in Light of COVID-19

I suspect that this will be an interesting webinar.

 Institute of Education Sciences

REL Webinar: Re-thinking Education Accountability Systems in Light of COVID-19

Join REL Mid-Atlantic for a free webinar that will discuss critical questions about how to refine accountability system measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will discuss:

  • The impacts of COVID-19 on accountability measures, including what can and cannot be measured, what measures will have to be reworked, and possible limitations of measures
  • State views on making decisions about their accountability systems in the upcoming school year
  • Their own perspectives on using accountability systems more broadly for long-term planning

Presenters will include representatives from Bellwether Education Partners, Maryland State Department of Education, and District of Columbia’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Submit your questions for the presenters in advance by emailing You can also ask questions during the webinar.

Re-thinking Education Accountability Systems in Light of COVID-19
October 29, 2020
1:30–2:30 p.m. ET
Register here


The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) build the capacity of educators to use data and research to improve student outcomes. Each REL responds to needs identified in its region and makes learning opportunities and other resources available to educators throughout the United States. The REL program is a part of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. To receive regular updates on REL work, including events and reports, follow IES on Facebook and Twitter. To provide feedback on this or other REL work, email

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