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Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability Report/Fact Sheet

June 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.

Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: Teachers and School Leaders Report/Fact Sheet

April 26, 2016

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states and districts are responsible for improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders in increasing student academic achievement. ESSA eliminates the highly qualified teacher (HQT) provision that existed under the No Child Left Behind Act requiring that students from low-income families and students of color not be taught by ineffective, inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers at higher rates than their peers. The bill does not set a minimum bar of entry into the teaching profession.

On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers Report/Fact Sheet

July 17, 2014

Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.