The Morning Call Outlines Development of PA’s Accountability Plan

The Morning Call Outlines Development of PA’s Accountability Plan

October 8, 2016

The Morning Call published a piece outlining the development of Pennsylvania’s ESSA accountability plan, specifically discussing how the state will now have “more control over how and when students are tested as well as how much time those tests take up in the school year.” The author writes that “lawmakers and educators agree that testing shouldn’t be made to overwhelm students as young as 8 and shouldn’t take up a full school week,” and notes that the state is specifically looking to emulate the plan released by Arizona last month. According to a spokeswoman for the Dept. of Education, “the department expects to issue a report on its initial findings by the end of the month, then hold a series of town meetings where the public can join the discussion.”