Andy Smarick Discusses State Boards Role Under ESSA

Andy Smarick Discusses State Boards Role Under ESSA

January 10, 2017

In a recent American Enterprise Institute publication, Andy Smarick discussed opportunities for state boards under ESSA. Smarick explained that because board members are drafting their state’s accountability plans, “they should probably resist the impulse to create a streamlined, ‘unified’ approach.” He argues that if the state has incorporated “two delivery models based on different organizing principles and theories of action,” the state’s accountability system should mirror those models.