REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) is a multi-state, mixed-methods investigation designed to answer two questions:
Where are the strongest schools in traditional settings that consistently promote rigorous outcomes for our most vulnerable students?
What practices, policies, procedures, and features drive those schools’ success?
To answer the first question, we’re pulling together a host of data to push the field far beyond test scores in evaluating school quality. This push is needed because most “school quality” instruments tend to:
- Poorly define or insufficiently prioritize equity in their design
- Contain problematic ideological assumptions or methodological flaws
- Ignore the outcomes many families, employers, and colleges most desire (e.g., college/career readiness, deeper learning skillsets, positive school climates, social-emotional well-being, workforce earnings, civic participation, etc.).