Accountability Tag

The 74 Highlights 3 States That Included School Climate Surveys

The 74 identified three states, (Illinois, Nevada, and New Mexico) that included “school climate surveys as part of their fifth indicator accountability tool” in ESSA implementation plans. According to Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, “It’s not an easy thing to...

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KY Ed Commissioner Hosts Stakeholders to Discuss ESSA

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt hosted stakeholders to discuss the state’s proposed accountability system under ESSA. A new dashboard system would measure “school’s outcomes based on proficiency, achievement gap closure, student growth, transition readiness and opportunity and access.” According to Pruitt, “the tone has actually...

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Education Week Develops ESSA Plan Tracker

Education Week developed a “Key Takeaways Dashboard” to track the details of states’ ESSA plans. The dashboard examines states’ overall goals, school ratings, academic indicators, school quality indicators, measuring groups, and opt-out testing. The page also provides direct links to states’ submitted draft plans.

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DE Education Advocates Express Concern over 5-Star System

As Delaware officials continue to draft the state’s ESSA implementation plan, advocates are concerned over the “proposed use of a 5-star system to rate schools.” Opponents argued that the system “won’t provide a fair comparison of schools with different populations.” Supporters of the measure, including...

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