States Measure School Quality and Student Success in Various Ways

States Measure School Quality and Student Success in Various Ways

September 29, 2017

Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II writes that ESSA was meant to “unleash a flood of innovation” when it came to, among other things, measuring school quality and student success beyond test scores.” So why, he asks “did so many states end up picking two ways to measure this?” According to Burnette’s Politics K-12 colleagues’ tally, “at least 33 states have picked to measure in their accountability system chronic absenteeism,” and “roughly the same number have picked college- and career-readiness.”