Assessment and Accountability

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) believes in high standards.  Accountability must be a shared responsibility of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and government.  Professional educators must be involved in the development and maintenance of these standards.  High stakes testing should not be the sole criterion for performance evaluation of administrators, teachers, or students.  In order to meet the challenges presented to schools, the federal, state, and local governments must provide full funding for the ‘No Child Left Behind’ mandate.