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Kentucky DOE Releases Limited School Report Cards

The Kentucky Department of Education released their latest state school report cards recently, though noting that due to the cancellation of spring assessments amid Covid-19 school closures, this year’s report cards feature little of the accountability and performance data typically required. State officials noted that...

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Virginia’s School Ratings Waived for Second Year

Following the cancellation of state testing for the 2019-20 school year due to the spread of COVID-19, Virginia will waive its accreditation ratings for schools for the second year in a row. Data from the Virginia Standards of Learning tests, annually required by ESSA, typically...

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ESSA and SEL Go Hand-in-Hand to Improve Student Performance

A recent Gallup article—based on 12 years of surveys and research—highlights the important link between ESSA’s accountability measures and student engagement, specifically factors related to social-emotional learning, which has become more of a priority in recent years. According to Gallup’s research, “the impact these foundational...

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Nevada Sees Statewide Gains

“More than half of Nevada schools are meeting or exceeding performance standards, according to data released late Sunday by the Nevada Department of Education,” reports Jackie Valley for the Nevada Independent. “Education officials heralded the 2019 Nevada School Performance Framework results as more evidence that...

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