June 6, 2016

Ed Week's Every Student Succeeds Act Overview

Key elements of the new Every Student Succeeds Act are summarized in this Education Week article. A short video unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.

May 3, 2016

The Nation's Report Card 2015

The 2015 Nation's Report Card is now available. The report card shows math and English language arts test results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for grades 4, 8, and 12. This year's NAEP results reveal that 12th grade math scores declined over the last two years. For more on the 2015 NAEP results, also see this Ed Week article.

April 25, 2016

USED Seeks Stakeholder Feedback Regarding ESSA Guidance

On April 25, 2016, Secretary King and the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released an email calling for feedback regarding non-regulatory guidance for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Stakeholders are encouraged to send input on areas and requirements of ESSA that ought to have USED non-regulatory guidance. Feedback must be emailed to by May 25, 2016.

For more information, please see the email's content here.  

April 21, 2016

ESSA: Agreement on Testing Issues

The negotiated rulemaking committee has come to an agreement on assessment regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act. These rules will be official once they are published in the Federal Register. For an ESSA Cheat Sheet on testing regulations, go here.

April 11, 2016

ESSA: Six New Transparency Requirements

Edweek lists six new areas that districts and states will need to report on under ESSA that they didn't have to report on under NCLB. These areas include: state accountability systems; foster, homeless, and military connected kids; long-term ELLs; per-pupil expenditures; post-secondary enrollment; and crosstabulation.