Center for American Progress Looks at Indicators and School Improvement Plans

Center for American Progress Looks at Indicators and School Improvement Plans

August 4, 2017

The Center for American Progress examined the 17 state ESSA plans that have been submitted to the Dept. of Education, reviewing each state’s “school classification systems and school improvement plans.” CAP notes that, “carefully choosing which new measures of school quality or student success to use is no small task. These measures should align with states’ long-term goals and signal their priorities, which require the time and attention of districts and schools.” The authors also encouraged states to “continue to improve their systems as new data become available, and states that have yet to submit their plans to the department can learn from the breadth and depth of new measures included in first-round plans.”