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New Changes in KS’ ESSA Plan

Under Kansas’ ESSA plan, “75 percent of all K-12 students will be expected to score in the Level 3 and 4 ranges on state English and mathematics annual state assessment tests by 2030, meaning they will be expected to achieve scores that show they’re on...

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CA Receives Waiver from U.S. Dept. of Ed

EdSource reports that California received a waiver from the U.S. Dept. of Education from “administering outdated science tests, instead allowing it to give students pilot tests based on new science standards.” However, “the department granted the waiver only for the just completed school year,” and “made...

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School Improvement Changes Ahead for WA Parents

When ESSA takes effect this year, Washington State “parents won’t receive letters that their child’s school ‘needs improvement’ because the school didn’t meet federal test-score targets, like some did before” because, under ESSA, there “are no federal test-score targets.”

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Former Rep. Kline Discusses Testing under ESSA

Former U.S. Rep. John Kline (R-MN) – past chairman of the House Education & Workforce Committee and one of the co-authors of ESSA – discusses the role of annual testing in the law he helped craft. ESSA continues requiring a single state achievement test system...

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Education Dive Examines ESSA’s Four Biggest Impacts

In a new post, Education Dive editor Roger Riddell writes on ESSA’s four biggest impacts. The law has shifted power back to districts and given states “more decision-making freedom” when it comes to standardized testing and “how they use their funding.” When it comes to...

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NC Discusses ESSA Plan at August Meeting

The North Carolina State Board of Education discussed the state’s ESSA plan at their August meeting. Lisa Godwin, the state Teacher of the Year adviser board member, argued that, “We have to get away from cookie-cutter assessments because our students are individuals,” and “until we...

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IN Education Officials Propose New Tests

Indiana education officials are “proposing future state math and science tests in Spanish — and possibly other languages.” Supporters of native language tests argue “they can be far less jarring for children than sitting them in front of a test written in a language they...

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