A Reporter’s Investigation into Bureau of Indian Education Schools Finds Accountability Failures

A Reporter’s Investigation into Bureau of Indian Education Schools Finds Accountability Failures

August 10, 2020

According to coverage by AZ Central and ProPublica’s Alden Woods, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) “failed to comply” with several reporting and accountability requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Specifically, Woods says, the BIE is the “only education system in the country that hasn’t implemented a plan to hold schools accountable for student performance.” The claims against the BIE system also include failure to adopt standards for student learning and to provide an annual “report card” detailing student performance data gleaned from standardized assessments, as are also required by ESSA.