Michigan School Rating System Running Afoul of ESSA

Michigan School Rating System Running Afoul of ESSA

March 26, 2019

Jennifer Chambers reports for the Detroit News that “Michigan’s new A-F school rating system conflicts with federal law and the state’s federal education plan, officials at the Michigan Department of Education said.” According to MDE spokesman Martin Ackley, “the department has received guidance from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office that the new law does not fit the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability and special help for struggling schools.”