Accountability Tag

Achieve Digs in On ESSA Plans

Achieve has released three briefs examining different aspects of state ESSA plans. The briefs take a deep dive on state graduation rate goals, state academic achievement goals, and how states include measures of 9th grade performance.

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Are State Plans Promoting Equity & Opportunity?

On The 74, authors Martin Orland, James Cibulka, and Kenneth Wong conclude that, while they “can’t yet say whether the optimists or pessimists will prove to be more accurate regarding the implications of a retrenched federal role for our most vulnerable populations” under ESSA, what...

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The “Tricky Dance” Between Researchers and Educators

Education Week’s Sarah D. Sparks reports that, while “on paper” ESSA promotes partnerships between educators and researchers to more efficaciously use data and improve teaching, in reality, “researcher access to data has become an even more complex dance, with an unprecedented flow of education data...

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Florida-Federal Showdown?

Education Week’s Daarel Burnette II and Corey Mitchell report that Florida is under “intense scrutiny” from Democrats, civil rights groups, and federal officials for “how it plans to hold schools accountable for the achievement levels of historically disadvantaged student groups” under ESSA.

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The 74 Previews an Interesting Year for ESSA

The 74 is taking a look ahead to the 2018–2019 school year—and ESSA’s transition from planning to practice. They explore how, as a new Administration wrangles with enforcement, the new law is not a “footnote” from 2015, but rather a “2018 test,” when states will...

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Spending Study “Raises Red Flag” On ESSA School Comparisons

According to EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar, a new report from Allovue takes a look at school district spending patterns in the 2016 to 2017 school year, and highlights the challenges of tracking the “equitable use of resources across schools because of the way budgeting...

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School Accountability—Keep It Simple

One theme that educators and policymakers kept returning to in interviews this year for The ‘A’ Word is that school accountability systems have grown too complex,” writes Anne Wicks of the George W. Bush Institute. While those who participated in this interview series “recognized that...

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What Common Mistakes Are Peer Reviewers Seeing in State Plans?

The latest edition of the Collaborative for Student Success’ blog series highlighting CheckStatePlans.org peer reviewers’ thoughts on what they’ve seen, what they’ve been looking for, and what they wanted to see in second-round ESSA plans asks three experts—Doug Mesecar of The Lexington Institute, Ryan Reyna...

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