Concerns Raised over Michigan’s Proposed ESSA Plan

Concerns Raised over Michigan’s Proposed ESSA Plan

April 16, 2017

In an opinion piece, Michael J. Petrilli and Brandon L. Wright of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute raised concerns over the Michigan’s proposed ESSA plan. Petrilli and Wright argued that the state’s plan “to hold schools accountable for student outcomes fails to meet the educational needs of high achievers—especially those growing up in poverty.” They proposed various improvements to the plan including summative school grades, the use of performance indices, and average scale scores.