EdWeek Examines Various Accountability Measures under ESSA

EdWeek Examines Various Accountability Measures under ESSA

July 7, 2017

Education Week examined how states can use science, social studies, and the arts as accountability measures under ESSA. The piece argues that “states can use science test scores to judge both kinds of schools,” but “they need to meet certain requirements.” So far, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, and Tennessee, and other states “can use science test scores,” but “they just can’t be part of the ‘academic achievement’ indicator.” Science scores “can be used as an indicator of school quality and student success, or as the second academic indicator for elementary and middle schools.” (Education Week’s Alyson Klein took an in-depth look at the science test issue here).