September 28, 2017

National Support for Standards and Assessments, According to Recent Polls

National polls administered by Education Next and PDK found that academic standards and testing are supported across the nation. Graphs and summaries of the findings are included.

September 27, 2017

States Using Chronic Absenteeism as a Measure of School Quality or Student Success

In response to state ESSA plans, FutureEd at Georgetown University released a report on chronic student absenteeism and how schools can effectively address the problem. The report includes a table of states that propose using chronic student absenteeism as a measure  of school quality or student success in their respective state plans.

September 20, 2017

Framework for Analzying English Learner Accountability in State ESSA Plans

This brief identifies sections in state plans that focus on English Learner accountability and provides a framework for community members to use determine if state plans meet EL accountability requirements.

September 11, 2017

Multimedia Overview of ESSA State Plans

Education Week publishes a regularly-updated webpage on consolidated state ESSA plans. Particularly helpful is the map which shows the status ot each state's plan: whether its been approved, if feedback has been received, or if a plan has been submitted.

September 1, 2017

U.S. Department of Education Approves Two More State Plans

The U.S. Department of Education has approved the consolidated state plans for Maine and Vermont. This press release includes examples of unique features that the two states highlighted in their plans.