Under ESSA, Technology is Transforming Educational Experiences and Outcomes

Under ESSA, Technology is Transforming Educational Experiences and Outcomes

December 11, 2019

An article in JD Supra highlights the myriad ways in which states are leveraging technology to transform the classroom experience. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, “states are implementing various programs that use education technology to boost traditional classroom learning.” This includes blended learning—something “ESSA specifically defines and recommends”—which uses technology to “create an individualized learning experience,” as Rhode Island, Colorado, and Texas are all doing. Meanwhile, computer-adaptive assessments in Virginia and Nebraska are providing a more robust understanding of students’ progress. Finally, many states—such as California, Michigan, and Maine—are also using data to track student progress and provide greater transparency and accountability.