Accountability Plan Tag

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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New Kentucky Accountability System

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. provides an update on his state’s new 5-star accountability system, which is set to roll out later this month or early next and offer parents new and more transparent ways to understand the performance of their children’s schools....

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Tennessee Lawmakers Call on State Chief to Slow Down Accountability Changes

Last week, Tennessee legislators asked Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn to slow down proposed changes to the state’s accountability system, reports Marta W. Aldrich for Chalkbeat. “The commissioner wants to reexamine the state’s system for judging schools, which currently heavily weights ‘student growth’ by measuring learning...

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