ExcelinEd Releases State Landscape

ExcelinEd Releases State Landscape

December 1, 2017

ExcelinEd has looked at ESSA plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and released its landscape analysis. Dr. Christy Hovanetz, who authored the analysis, said, “It’s encouraging that in the majority of states, schools will earn summative ratings that are easily understandable for parents and can spur school improvement. However, there are some concerns with many states planning to measure achievement using index systems – and growth using peer comparisons – rather than grade level expectations. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the plans can help advocates and policymakers support effective implementation of state plans.”