American Institutes for Research (AIR) has reviewed state plans submitted in Fall 2017 and summarized key elements in concise, individual state profiles. So far, 35 state profiles and a summary report are available.
Achieve's online tracker of state accountability systems is based on states' ESSA plans. The tracker summarizes states' long term goals for student achievement and graduation rates, along with the accountability indicators and weighting. It is limited to the information included in state ESSA plans, and may not fully reflect a state’s approach to accountability. Achieve regularly updates the tracker as state plans are approved.
The Education Commission of the States released a brief that provides information on categories, types, and purposes of assessment. The purpose of this brief is to support state leaders' understanding of assessment.
This map provides updates on how states are implementing the new federal education law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It also shares relevant news coverage on how states have engaged parents, educators and stakeholders in the drafting process.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced sixteen winners of the first Education Innovation and Research program, which replaced the Investing in Innovation (i3) grants.