Accountability

The latest news about accountability, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?

Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program. (October 11, 2018)

Spotlight on the Every Student Succeeds Act
In this Spotlight, see how accountability rules are shifting under the new administration, how states are developing new indicators for assessing school quality, and how teacher evaluation may change under ESSA.

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ESSA Plans: Key Takeaways From Each State
Here's a breakdown of what states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability. (Updated Oct. 4, 2018)

SPECIAL REPORT

ESSA on the Runway
The Every Student Succeeds Act made its classroom debut in in fall 2018. Here’s a look at where things stand after more than two years of preparation by states and school districts that must make ESSA legislative blueprint a reality.

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ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Webinars
With ESSA, the federal education law that replaced No Child Left Behind, now in full effect, Education Week explores how states and districts are using it to transform and customize their education systems.

EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About ESSA?
What is the "Weighted Student Funding Pilot", how do select states plan to use Title II funding, and how does ESSA influence state flexibility in determining teacher evaluation criteria?

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When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
Education research could benefit from partnerships, according to a recent meta-analysis, write Alan Ginsburg, Marshall S. Smith, and Phyllis W. Jordan.
December 18, 2018 – Education Week
Topics such as early-childhood education and workforce preparation gain traction as safer and more voter-friendly than harder-edged school accountability issues.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Jennifer McCormick, a Republican who will not run for re-election in 2020, says the state's government structure "causes confusion and stretches resources."
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. tests its students more than most nations, but is the deluge of data providing the information schools need?
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Schools may end up with separate state and federal rankings in states that have yet to harmonize their own priorities with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Two of the largest states are still awaiting approval from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on their plans for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
When traditional public schools partner with high-quality charter leaders, schools improve for all students, write two Walton Family Foundation directors.
April 10, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week

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