Parent Details How Accountability Measures Have Helped Students With Disabilities

Parent Details How Accountability Measures Have Helped Students With Disabilities

October 4, 2020

Writer and mom to a student who happens to have Down’s Syndrome, Vicki Vila discusses how accountability measures put into place by ESSA have helped and motivated schools to ensure a proper learning environment for students who receive special education services at a greater rate than ever before. Vila applauds high expectations and standards for students, as well as quality data collection methods and assessment systems, saying “Schools should not fear what data might show; they should welcome it as a chance to make improvements.”