Reporting Requirements Tag

Texas Letting Districts Rate Themselves

When Texas “rolled out its new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act late last year, local superintendents en masse sent letters home to their students’ parents telling them that the letter grade report cards were flawed, simplistic evaluations of their schools,” writes Daarel...

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New Mexico Ditching A-F Rating System

The New Mexico Public Education Department plans to get rid of the state’s A-F public school grading system, reports Dillon Mullan for the Santa Fe New Mexican. “Under proposed changes to the state’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the agency...

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Caution Needed On School Quality Measures

Constance Lindsay writes for Education Week that measuring school quality is complicated, and reflects a community’s values and politics. When “hard metrics” are absent, “parents and other stakeholders are left to make assumptions often informed by all kinds of biases.” The “tools often used to...

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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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