Dept. of Ed Issues Feedback to DC and IL

Dept. of Ed Issues Feedback to DC and IL

August 4, 2017

The Dept. of Education issued feedback on Washington D.C.’s and Illinois’ ESSA plans. The department commented that D.C. “cannot use tests like the SAT and ACT in its academic achievement indicators,” and “did not clearly describe its measure for differentiating school performance.” Illinois also has not “fully described how it will factor graduation rates into its accountability system,” and “did not provide more information as to how it will identify the extent to which low-income and minority students are taught by ineffective, out-of-field, and inexperienced teachers.”