A new report from Education Commission of the States, ESSA: Quick guides on top issues, provides insight into key areas of ESSA that have prompted questions and concerns from states as they prepare to implement this new law. This report outlines ESSA requirements and explores issues from assessment to low-performing schools.
“We’ve heard from education leaders and policymakers who are trying to understand what the new federal education law means for them,” said Julie Woods, a policy analyst in the K-12 Institute at Education Commission of the States. “This report can help provide the foundation for informed decision-making on key issues as states move forward with ESSA.”
The ten ESSA issues explored in this report include:
- Assessment Flexibility
- Assessment Participation and Opt-Outs
- Innovation Assessment Pilot
- Indicators of School Quality or Student Success
- English Learners and Accountability
- Supporting Low-Performing Schools
- Teachers and School Leaders
- Title I’s Supplement-Not-Supplant Provision
- Title IV – 21st Century Schools
- State Plans
For questions, contact Education Commission of the States Communications Director Amy Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 299.3609.
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PUBLISHED: August 9, 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Press Release