Education Post Examines States’ Approaches to School Accountability

Education Post Examines States’ Approaches to School Accountability

June 5, 2017

Education Post examined how states are approaching school accountability in their ESSA plans. The piece identified that in the 17 plans already submitted to the Dept. of Education, “most states will count most students from traditionally disadvantaged groups—students with disabilities or low-income students,” and “many states are also sticking with research-based ideas for the non-academic qualities of a school they’ll measure: Student attendance, and signs that they’re making it in college or on track to get there.” The post argues the three most important parts of any ESSA plan include: counting students, the “other” school quality factor, and the rating system.