Ed Week Examines Delaware’s Revised ESSA Plan
July 11, 2017
Posted at 16:27h in Delaware
Education Week examined how the Delaware Dept. of Education revised the state’s ESSA plan in response to the federal Dept. of Education’s feedback. Changes and updates included:
- Eliminating results from science and social studies tests from the academic achievement indicator;
- Keeping AP tests as an option for schools to use to measure college- and career-readiness for grades 9-12;
- Keeping long-term academic goals for state tests, and providing a new explanation about why those goals will be a significant challenge, both for all students and for specific student subgroups like economically disadvantaged learners; and
- Separating white students from Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, as well as Asians from Hispanic students as it determines subgroups.