KEY ISSUES

Student Learning

Students across the country have opportunities to learn through different modalities. States look to provide innovative options for varying student needs, including competency-based education, remote learning and services to alleviate interrupted instruction. With multiple learning modalities and possibilities of long-term school closures, states also look to flexible assessment and accountability systems. This page catalogues the most up-to-date information we have on policies affecting learning, assessment and interruptions to student learning.

RESEARCH


50-State Comparisons

How all states approach policies affecting assessment of learning

REPORT


Policy Reports

Relevant context and state policy examples concerning students’ access to learning.

Blog Posts

Legislative trends and other news with implications for student learning and assessment of learning.

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Legislation indicates that if the waivers are not provided again this school year, states will administer assessments but limit the use of those assessment results.

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Little did we know, the final year of ESSA implementation would be intertwined with a wave of unprecedented challenges to the education system.

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Read about examples of states that are engaging key stakeholders to realize full implementation of their ESSA plans.

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COUNSEL


State Information Requests

Brief issue scans, typically provided within 48 hours, that provide top-level information on student learning and the assessment of learning.

High-Impact Tutoring
Addressing Interrupted Instruction During COVID-19
2021 Spring Assessments Update
Waivers to High School Graduation Requirements During COVID-19

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