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WV Board of Ed Considers New Accountability System

The West Virginia Board of Education released a new plan, and is considering a new accountability system under ESSA that wouldn’t give schools a summative rating. State Dept. of Education leaders presented a new plan to the Board “that includes various school measurements” but noted...

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Andy Smarick Discusses State Boards Role Under ESSA

In a recent American Enterprise Institute publication, Andy Smarick discussed opportunities for state boards under ESSA. Smarick explained that because board members are drafting their state’s accountability plans, “they should probably resist the impulse to create a streamlined, ‘unified’ approach.” He argues that if the...

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