Jacob facilitates school and system improvement initiatives in the Northwest region. Prior to coming to Education Northwest, Jacob served as a manager/director for research/technical assistance projects at The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas at Austin. In this role he collaborated with a diverse group of federal, state, and district educational professionals, including staff at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, to implement a legislatively mandated literacy and teacher improvement initiative. He also worked on implementation of the Texas Education Agency’s federal Striving Readers grant and served as assistant director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Middle School Matters program. Jacob earned his Master of Education at Murray State University–Kentucky and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas.
Alternative Accountability Toolkit Receive an alternative accountability toolkit based on work Education NorthWest has done with school districts and states in the Northwest. The toolkit includes templates and guidelines for developing and implementing accountability systems that reflect the complexity of alternative programs. The Session will also address considerations for multiple measure accountability under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Session attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the toolkit that will be used to inform and improve the next iteration.
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is a conference from: