VA’s New ESSA Plan Gives Credits to Students Who Show Growth

VA’s New ESSA Plan Gives Credits to Students Who Show Growth

September 18, 2017

Student academic growth “will carry greater weight in evaluating Virginia schools” under the Commonwealth’s new ESSA plan, which has been submitted for federal approval. Virginia Department of Education officials “say a big change is that Virginia’s plan uses a metric that includes not just test pass rates but also gives credits to students who showed growth.”