Student Growth Tag

LA Business and Education Groups Express Concern with Draft ESSA Plan

Nine Louisiana business and education groups – including  Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the Southern Poverty Law Center – expressed their concern with the way public school letter grades are calculated in Superintendent White’s draft ESSA...

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Online Tool Helps Districts Set Learning Goals, Measure Progress

Chiefs for Change, Johns Hopkins School of Education, and analytics firm Tembo launched an online tool designed to help districts set learning goals and measure school progress under ESSA. According to Chiefs for Change CEO Mike Magee, the “Student Growth Simulator” will help “set goals...

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Fordham Analysis Looks at Accountability for High Achievers

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released an analysis of state accountability systems for high-achieving high school students under ESSA. The report concluded that only four states have “praiseworthy systems”, and an additional four are “moving in the right direction.” The group ranked each state on...

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NTFAET Issues Recommendations on Assessment Systems under ESSA

The National Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers issued a brief on defining assessment systems under ESSA. The group called for states and districts to understand how to “appropriately select, use, analyze, and communicate about the results” of student assessments. The brief can be...

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How States Can Use Data to See What’s Working for Students

The Data Quality Campaign released recommendations that outline opportunities within ESSA “to use data to examine what is working for students—and what is not—to meet states’ education goals.” Within the recommendations, DQC has laid out “Four Policy Priorities,” which are meant to “help states do...

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Using ESSA to Expand Personalized Learning in Rural Schools

Bellwether Education Partners released a new report on the use of personalized learning in rural schools. The paper called for states to “explore alternative accountability mechanisms” through ESSA’s flexibility in the Innovative Assessment pilot program. However, Bellwether expressed concerns that students and schools are largely...

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How States Can Help Both High-Achieving and Low-Performing Students

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a new report detailing how states can take advantage of ESSA to not only help serve “low-performing students” but to also ensure the “educational needs of high-achieving students” are being met. The report recommends four design changes to states’...

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