National Urban League Releases ESSA Equity Ratings

National Urban League Releases ESSA Equity Ratings

April 11, 2019

On April 10, the National Urban League released a new ESSA equity review, which rates the ESSA plans of 36 states and DC based on a dozen equity metrics, Education Dive’s Jessica Campisi reports. Metrics including resources, educators, and struggling school supports and interventions, were assigned a rating of “poor,” “sufficient,” or “excellent” for each state. NUL notes that “these evaluations serve as a ‘preliminary indicator’ of how states plan to implement the policy.” Overall, the report found nine states to be “excellent,” 20 to be “sufficient,” and eight to be “poor.”