Are States Waiting Too Long to Intervene with Struggling Schools?

Are States Waiting Too Long to Intervene with Struggling Schools?

October 30, 2018

Jayme Kennedy takes a look at a recent report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, which found that, under their ESSA accountability plans, “29 states don’t report under-performing schools until three years of low performance are recorded.” Additionally, “those same states don’t ask for assistance or transition those low-performing schools to Comprehensive Support and Intervention (CSI) until they have at least four years of low performance recorded.” These states, says Kennedy, may be sticking to the letter of the law, but they are not honoring ESSA’s spirit—and this will negatively impact struggling students.