Federal Rules and Regulations Tag

Using “Common Sense” to Broaden Evidence Beyond ESSA

Nora Gordon and Carrie Conaway, authors of the new book “Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research,” detail some of their most significant findings as they sought to clarify ESSA’s requirement that instructional interventions and programs adopted by schools be “evidence-based.”...

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22 Ed-Tech Products Receive Certification of Approval from Digital Promise

Digital Promise has announced that 22 education products meet the requirements for the organization’s “Research-Based Design Product Certification,” which is intended to “give educators and parents assurance” that intervention products are research-based. The certification builds on the Every Student Succeeds Act’s Tier IV label for...

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Texas to Change Grade Level Requirements with STAAR Tests

Adding to the ongoing conversations around the use of assessments in the upcoming school year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that the state’s standardized assessment, the STARR exam, will be administered. However, results from the tests will not be used to make decisions about a...

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Top Education Official Argues Value of Assessments

In an online event for the Education Writers Association, Department of Education Assistant Secretary Jim Blew told reporters that the DOE’s “instinct” is to not grant state waivers of federal testing requirements, as established by the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015. Blew stated, “There...

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School-level Spending Data Available in Most States

A “key tucked in the Every Student Succeeds Act” has resulted in a massive “trove” of school-level spending data, reports Daarel Burnette for Education Week. So far, 42 states and the District of Columbia have complied with the ESSA requirement to make public per-pupil expenditure...

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