To support states as they prepare materials for the peer review process, CSAI has created this data organizer that outlines the supports states can seek from CSAI. This data organizer lays out each of the peer review critical elements and associated CSAI supports and resources. For states seeking support around how to demonstrate compliance with each of the peer review critical elements, this overview provides a look at the different supports that can be drawn upon.
With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), States have an opportunity to reflect on their overall vision and goals for education and determine how to best support that vision to achieve their goals. Collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders, States are carefully considering different elements of their education systems, including standards, assessments, and accountability systems, as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance college and career readiness for all students. States will articulate their visions and goals in the consolidated State plans or individual program State plans they provide on two possible submission dates – April 3, 2017 or September 18, 2017. An SEA may submit a consolidated State plan using either the revised template or an alternative template that addresses each requirement identified in the revised template and developed with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). If an SEA does not use the revised template, it must submit a table of contents or guide that indicates where the SEA addressed each requirement in its consolidated State plan. For any program not included in a consolidated State plan, the SEA must submit an individual program State plan that meets the statutory and regulatory requirements of each respective program. A list of States that have submitted plans can be found here. This Spotlight includes links to each State's draft State plan (if available), information and key resources regarding the development and submission of State plans, and information on how States have involved stakeholders during the development process. Information is current as of July 6, 2017.
This resource provides an overview of high school assessment requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including information on the different assessment options that states have under ESSA.
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This Education Week article reports on the recent results of a English-proficiency test, ACCESS 2.0, and how a planned scoring change impacted the number of students scoring proficient. The article provides specific examples of this impact in Nevada, Maine, and Tennessee.
Achieve released a new brief examining ways in which the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The brief contains analysis of submitted ESSA plans to show the number of different ways states have proposed incorporating STEM initiatives, STEM-related programming, professional development uses for federal funding, and plans to include science in their redesigned accountability systems. The brief also presents ways in which states currently include science in their statewide assessment systems and graduation requirements.
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has created an interactive page to explore the policies that 16 states have adopted to help students become college and career ready. The four topics are high school to college and careers, professional learning, educator effectiveness, and instructional materials.