Reporting Requirements Tag

Could A-F Law Mean Loss of Fed Funding for Michigan?

Lori Higgins reports for Chalkbeat that leaders from Michigan’s education department will meet this week with the state’s Attorney General to determine whether or not the state’s new school accountability law is in violation ESSA’s provisions. “If implemented, the new mandate, which requires the state...

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State Report Card Release Deadlines

In Education Week, Alyson Klein answers an anonymous reader’s question about “When do states need to publish their ESSA report cards?” She says that there is “really no deadline,” and that, under ESSA, states are only required to publish their report cards annually.

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Michigan School Ratings Being Reviewed by State Attorney General

According to Ron French at Bridge Michigan, the “fight over grading Michigan schools on an A-to-F scale apparently isn’t over yet.” The Michigan Department of Education says it “will hold off on implementing the new accountability system because of concerns that parts of the system...

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School Report Cards Delayed (Yet Again) in Alabama

AL.com reports that education officials in Alabama have once again delayed release of the state’s “unified report card,” in part because of “technical problems with the website but also to ensure the data is accurate, according to Alabama State Superintendent Eric Mackey.” This is the...

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Candidates Pointing to New State Report Cards

State education departments are “rolling out their newest rankings of schools under the federally mandated ESSA plans and, with all the new indicators, there are inevitably lots of changes to districts’ academic performance,” just in time for the midterm elections, Daarel Burnette II writes in Education Week. Already...

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Dept. of Education Releases Final Accountability Regulations

The Dept. of Education released its final regulations on school accountability. The rule allocated more time for schools to implement their plans and determine which low-performing schools need extra support. The regulations suggest giving states until the 2018-19 school year to identify “low-performing schools,” and...

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Sen. Alexander Comments on ESSA Implementation

During an in interview with a Tennessee radio station, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) commented that President-elect Trump will “ensure ESSA is implemented as written.” Alexander also tweeted that the current “administration’s rules/regulations on the law would be overturned.”

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ID State Board Pushes Back Against Summative Rating Requirement

A State Board of Education subcommittee reported that they will “push back against a potential federal education reporting requirement” under ESSA. The proposal which would require states to assign a comprehensive, summative rating for each school does not “sit well” with the board’s Accountability and...

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Language on Assessments Agreed To and Circulated

Final details on the language agreed to by the negotiated rulemaking committee was circulated. Read more here. The language includes: Required testing in grades 3-8, and in high school. Subjects include math, science, and reading, plus state-level approved standards. Reporting requirements that categorizes students by...

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