April 30, 2015
April 5, 2017
Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Submitted Plans Arizona: Submitted Plan (1/09/17) Colorado: Submitted...
December 7, 2016
The Oklahoma Dept. of Education released a proposal for changing the state’s A-F grading system. The new grading system will be “stronger and more reliable” and “fall in line” with ESSA.
December 6, 2016
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister continued her statewide ESSA town hall series. Over 70 community members attended her fifth session on Monday night where Hofmeister assured attendees their “voice matters,” and the Department of Public Instruction is “going to be taking note to...
November 22, 2016
The Oklahoma Dept. of Education released a draft of the state’s ESSA state plan. The plan will be available for public comment until the December Board of Education meeting.
October 6, 2016
Led by Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, the state Dept. of Education will begin a series of town hall meetings to “gather input as the agency creates a comprehensive state plan to bolster academic performance.” The meetings will start October 18th and run into December.
August 26, 2016
In a web address, Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister invites Oklahomans to get involved in ESSA decision making by completing a survey. “I would like to invite you to be part of a vital process, one that will shape the educational experience and outcomes of...
July 6, 2016
The Oklahoma Policy Institute published a piece by Kylie Thomas, an intern at the Institute, which discusses the impacts of ESSA on the state. She writes, “Under ESSA, Oklahoma has both more flexibility and more responsibility to develop a school accountability system that accurately assesses...
May 16, 2016
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.