Client results and accountability

I had a great conversation with a coach yesterday, and I’m looking for a little more information.

In my job (as an educator), one metric of my formal evaluation comes directly from my students’ success rates (as defined by their performance on a state test). For years, I internalized this evaluation system to mean that I should take accountability for student test results and that, for better or worse, their performance is a reflection of my quality of service.

Today, I think the system is flawed. I don’t believe I’m exclusively accountable for student outcomes, but I haven’t let go of that entirely, as it seems logical to me that my quality of service could influence outcomes.

I want to provide an excellent service without taking accountability for student results. Can you shed some light on this scenario or help me create a model that could support the result I’m after?