This Education Week blog provides an update on the current status of the ESSA accountability regulations. Due to an executive order, the accountability regulations are currently on hold until at least late March. This executive order does not affect assessment regulations or Innovative Assessment Pilot regulations. The blog contains additional details and links to information regarding ESSA regulations.
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking educators, state and local education agency staff, researchers, and other education experts to serve as peer reviewers of ESSA state plans. The deadline for applying to serve as a peer reviewer is January 27, 2017. For more information about being a peer reviewer and the application process, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website.
Achieve has created a suite of resources to support the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) initiative. The most recent additions to the EQuIP resource library are annotated student work samples that complement some of the sample units and lessons. Educators can view the annotated student work samples and the EQuIP Student Work Protocol on the Achieve website.
While mastery of the standards is increasing, there is still a dearth of state resources for teachers to use. The high pressure of designing and teaching curriculum has long fallen on teachers of the Common Core. This article highlights the growth of Common Core through the years via teacher mastery and assessment.
The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources to close the achievement gap for native students. Learn more about the Obama Administration's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children.