As a follow up to the National Urban League’s report Standards of Equity and Excellence: A Lens on ESSA State Plans, we are hosting a webinar alongside our partners at the Alliance for Excellent Education to discuss an important part of state accountability systems: Subgroup Performance. Subgroup Performance is how well particular groups, divided by characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity, language status, socioeconomic status, etc.) perform in particular measurable areas including language arts, math, and many others. We invite you to join us for a brief discussion on what we are seeing in the field and how we can continue to hold states accountable as we move forward.
This webinar addressed how students with disabilities are and are not being prepared for the realities of today and the challenges, opportunities, and possibilities of tomorrow. The impact of the changes we see aren’t discriminating between students with and without disabilities--they impact everybody equally. It’s time that our practices and policies provide all students access to key 21st century skills and dispositions like critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, self-advocacy, growth mindsets, and self-determination. Panelists described the urgency behind including students with disabilities in the vision of 21st century learning and what each of us—policy makers, practitioners, families, communities, and students—can do to make this a reality.
This webinar dove into some of the details of policies that states are putting in place regarding school letter grades, opting out of assessments, identifying low-performing schools, and more.
Every Student Succeeds Act
Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools Webinar/EventNovember 13, 2017
This webinar highlighted City Year and College Possible as two examples of effective school improvement partners under ESSA for schools that do not graduate one-third or more of their students and are required to provide students with comprehensive support and intervention.
Featuring the New Hampshire State Department of Education and the Center for Innovation and Education, this webinar focuses on opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act to advance deeper learning assessment and how New Hampshire’s approach to assessment advances deeper learning and promotes student agency.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, National Conference of State Legislators, and National Association of State Boards of Education convened state legislators, state education board chairs, state education agency leaders, and governors’ education advisors to discuss the status of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in states. Archived video from the event is available.
Every Student Succeeds Act
School districts have a unique responsibility to transform state and federal policies into strategies, practices, and tools that guide teaching and learning in the classroom. Data is a key resource as well as a challenge. Join the Data Quality Campaign (DQC); AASA, the School Superintendents Association; and the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion of DQC’s new Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students and how districts can put these priorities to work to help all students excel in school and beyond.