State Legislators Meet to Discuss Assessments and Accountability

State Legislators Meet to Discuss Assessments and Accountability

August 8, 2016

Members of the National Conference of State Legislatures met to discuss ESSA and the “flexibility it provides to redesign state assessments and accountability systems.” Officials reviewed a number of documents while hearing how states are taking “new, creative approaches to educational accountability.”

  1. National Conference of State Legislators Letter, a letter signed by the two co-chairs of the NCSL Education Committee to Secretary King.
  2. User-Friendly Information on Programs Meeting ESSA Evidence Standards, a report from the Center for Research and Reform in Education.
  3. State and Local ESSA Implementation Network Letter, a letter signed by various national education associations to Secretary King.
  4. Summary of Proposed Regulations Governing the Every Student Succeeds Act, a brief prepared by members of the NCSL Federal Affairs staff.
  5. Strategies, Tools, Examples, and Resources to Help States Engage with Stakeholders, a guide developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
  6. Parents are Key to Success, a document prepared by the National Education Association.
  7. 5 Things States Should Do to Make ESSA Work for Students, a document prepared by the National Education Association.
  8. Opportunity Dashboard Indicator, a document prepared by the National Education Association.
  9. Paraeducator Voice and Opportunity, a document prepared by the National Education Association.