CCSSO Responds to Dept. of Education Feedback

CCSSO Responds to Dept. of Education Feedback

June 16, 2017

The Council of Chief State School Officers responded to the U.S. Dept. of Education’s feedback on ESSA plans submitted by Delaware, Nevada, and New Mexico. CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich said that the Department’s feedback “raises some concerns for state education leaders.” He noted that, “States have built systems to improve educational opportunities for kids and the Department’s feedback is too prescriptive in certain areas, and goes beyond the intent of the law.” CCSSO also raised that state chiefs are concerned about the pushback on goals, excluding science tests as an option for academic factors, and telling states that can’t measure Advanced Placement credit when it comes to accountability.