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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: Deeper Learning Report/Fact Sheet

April 26, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of challenging academic standards to students in innovative ways that allow them to learn, and then apply what they have learned. True deeper learning is developing competencies that enable students to graduate from high school ready for college and a career and then make maximum use of their knowledge in life and work.

Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: Linked Learning Report/Fact Sheet

April 26, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 includes several provisions that support the implementation of Linked Learning in California. Linked Learning is an approach to high school redesign that combines rigorous academics, career-based learning in the classroom, work-based learning, and integrated student supports. These four components are woven together in industry-themed pathways that provide for a relevant hands-on learning experience for high school students.

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