Why REMIQS Is Needed

By JFF and Urban Institute

Why is the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) project needed?

  • Equity is often under-prioritized and under-theorized in school evaluation models
  • Exclusionary practices limit who gets to decide about what data are gathered and how they
    are interpreted
  • Overreliance on test scores to evaluate school quality
  • Families, colleges, employers, and communities value a wider range of school outcomes
  • School quality measures are used too often to highlight problems and discipline schools/educators rather than locate, study, and celebrate bright spots
  • Deficit models persist in how we assess schools’ capacity to build on the assets of and overcome systemic oppression experienced by marginalized student population
  • Public-facing communications about the purpose and design of school quality measures lack necessary appeal, reach, and responsiveness
  • States and districts need help in understanding what data to gather, how to analyze it, and which forms of outreach will generate the public desire for change
  • Bringing promising practice and policies to scale first depends on knowing which ones are most impactful and for whom

Learn more about REMIQS.

This research is a joint effort of JFF and KnowledgeWorks and created by the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative.  Funding for this project is provided by the Barr Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and Oak Foundation.

Learn more about the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative at sclresearchcollab.org.

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