Krieger Argues that the 95% Student Participation Rate in ESSA is a “Typographical Error”

Krieger Argues that the 95% Student Participation Rate in ESSA is a “Typographical Error”

September 30, 2016

Nick Krieger, author of a guest blog on Education Week, calls into question the 95 percent student participation rate in ESSA based on a “typographical error” in the legislation. Krieger argues, “while the ESSA unquestionably requires the states to administer yearly assessments in mathematics and reading, it does not actually require 95% student participation on those tests. Instead, as currently written, it requires 95% student participation on some other, completely different set of nonexistent assessments.”