The Arts and ESSA Accountability

The Arts and ESSA Accountability

February 27, 2019

Linda Jacobson reports for Education Dive that while ESSA “defines student success as more than just achievement in core academic subjects”—and also “lists the arts and music as examples of a “well-rounded education”—few states are formally incorporating the arts into their accountability plans. However, three states (Illinois, Connecticut and Kentucky) are “using the law’s broader definition of student success to emphasize the arts.”