ESSA “wild card” driving academic non-academic indicator?

ESSA “wild card” driving academic non-academic indicator?

March 9, 2018

FutureEd’s Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan and Research Assistant Paige Marley say lawmakers put a “wild card” in ESSA by requiring states to include at least one non-academic measure of “school quality and student success.” Ultimately, three in four states chose chronic absenteeism as their non-academic indicator, but many states adopted “a distinctly academic measure” in the form of college and career readiness.