Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability Report/Fact SheetJune 08, 2016
States are responsible for setting the minimum number of students needed to form a student subgroup for federal reporting and accountability purposes. This required student subgroup size is commonly referred to as the state-set “n-size.” This report recommends that states set their n-size as low as possible (ten or fewer students) to maximize the number of student subgroups created and ensure that states identify student subgroups with low academic performance and/or low high school graduation rates and provide targeted interventions to support the schools those students attend.
The Next Chapter: Supporting Literacy Within ESEA Report/Fact SheetAugust 13, 2015
Noting that 60 percent of both fourth and eighth graders currently struggle with reading, this report urges the U.S. Congress to focus on students’ literacy development from early childhood through grade twelve as it works to rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Equity and ESEA: Holding High Schools Accountable for Traditionally Underserved Students Report/Fact SheetApril 12, 2015
Absent any federal requirement to monitor the performance of student subgroups, a significant number of states have implemented accountability systems that either ignore the performance of these students or provide only minimal oversight.
Below the Surface: Solving the Hidden Graduation Rate Crisis Report/Fact SheetApril 06, 2015
More than 1,200 high schools, serving more than 1.1 million students, still fail to graduate one-third or more of their students each year. Now is the time to ensure that federal, state, and local policy intently focuses on the nation’s lowest-performing high schools.