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50-State Comparison: States’ School Accountability Systems

School accountability systems can serve many purposes, including sharing information, measuring progress toward state and local goals and supporting greater educational equity. Given the important role accountability systems play in…

 

  December 18, 2017

  50-State Comparison

  K-12

  Nationwide

  Accountability, ESSA

50-State Comparison: Prior Learning Assessment Policies

This resource focuses on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) policies, which refer to a process to award academic credit for prior learning. This process involves assessing the learning and workforce skills…

 

  December 4, 2017

  50-State Comparison

  Postsecondary

  Nationwide

  Assessment, Transitions

50-State Comparison: K-12 Governance Structures

State education governance is the practice of coordinating institutions, processes and norms to guide collective decision-making and action. Understanding how key governance roles are structured and relate to each other…

 

  November 14, 2017

  50-State Comparison

  K-12

  Nationwide

  Governance

50-State Comparison: Open Enrollment Policies

Education Commission of the States researched open enrollment policies in all states to provide this comprehensive resource. Click on the questions below for 50-State Comparisons showing how all states approach…

 

  October 30, 2017

  50-State Comparison

  High School, K-12

  Nationwide

  Choice

50-State Comparison: Adult Inclusion in State Financial Aid Policies

In 2015, states collectively provided over $12 billion in financial aid — a critical tool in college access and completion policy — for 4.5 million students. State financial aid programs…

 

  October 23, 2017

  50-State Comparison

  Postsecondary

  Nationwide

  Attendance, Finance