Accountability Plan Tag

Virginia Seeking Public Comment On Proposed ESSA State Plan

The Virginia Department of Education is accepting feedback on three proposed changes to it’s ESSA state plan, all of which were introduced prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes would clarify requirements for students who take advanced math courses prior to the...

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State Lawmakers Push for Changes to Kentucky’s School Rating System

Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill last week that would change the state’s brand-new accountability rating system. “If signed by the governor, the measure would scrap the state’s 1-year-old 5-star rating system, and replace it with a color-coded speedometer.” A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education noted...

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Unequal Access to Advance Courses Hinders Idaho’s Latino Students

Despite some modest improvements since Idaho “implemented a new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” Latino students across the state “have unequal representation in Advanced Placement classes, advanced math in junior high and especially in elementary school gifted and talented programs,” according to...

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New York School District Waiting for ESSA Designation

The Greater Johnstown School District in New York is waiting on its ESSA designation, which is expected soon. Nicole Panton—the district’s director of curriculum and professional development— presented an overview of the educational accountability system to the Board of Education, saying “the Johnstown school system...

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Idaho’s State Board of Educators Rethinks Accountability Goals

According to Debbie Critchfield, the Idaho State Board of Education is considering changes to the state’s accountability system to not only ensure performance metrics are complying with federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but actually helping target, address, and improve student performance...

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Questions Arise About Efficacy of Surveys to Assess School Quality

According to this piece in The 74, school climate and student engagement surveys are becoming more popular in helping learn more about “important contributors to student success”—including “students’ sense of belonging at school and their sense of themselves as learners…bullying among students, relationships with teachers...

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