State and Local Control Tag

Alaska’s New School Evaluation System

Tegan Hanlon reports for the Anchorage Daily News that the Alaska Department of Education has “flagged about a fifth of the state’s public schools as needing additional support under its new accountability system,” called the “System for School Success.” Like every other state, Alaska “had...

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Kentucky Launches Online School Report Card

According to the Owensboro Times, the Kentucky Department of Education has unveiled the state’s School Report Card, an online platform that “includes data metrics and visualizations to highlight key information about schools and districts.” ESSA requires that, each state create an “online school report card...

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Arizona Releases New Online Report Card

According to AZCentral.com, the Arizona Department of Education has created a website to provide “data about the state’s schools, all in one place.” The site was created to meet “federal reporting requirement under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” and includes “information about individual schools, including...

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More Than 100 NYC Schools Identified as Struggling

Chalkbeat reports that in New York, state education officials recently released a list of struggling schools, including 124 in New York City. These are the “first round of designations under a new method of identifying low-performing schools” under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. “While...

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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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“No Time to Waste” on ESSA Personnel Reporting

According to eSchool News, Kronos is sponsoring a webinar on February 6, which will provide information about three primary issues relating to ESSA’s personnel reporting requirements: 1. how “labor impacts ESSA reporting,” 2. the “internal controls to help track time and effort,” and 3. how...

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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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We Can Learn from Detroit, Chicago, on Growth and School Ratings

NWEA’s Chris Minnich writes for Learning Policy Institute that, for many years, schools across the nation have “been rated based on a single measure—how well students do on the annual summative test.” But under ESSA, states have built their own accountability systems and incorporated new metrics, both...

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