Ed Week Examines Delaware’s Revised ESSA Plan

Ed Week Examines Delaware’s Revised ESSA Plan

July 11, 2017

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:

  1. Eliminating results from science and social studies tests from the academic achievement indicator;
  2. Keeping AP tests as an option for schools to use to measure college- and career-readiness for grades 9-12;
  3. 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
  4. Separating white students from Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, as well as Asians from Hispanic students as it determines subgroups.