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Do School Ratings and School Accountability Systems Send Consistent Signals about Student Performance?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to identify low-performing schools for comprehensive support and schools with low-performing subgroups of students for targeted support. Some states also give schools ratings to provide parents and the public with understandable information about school quality. The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) analyzed school ratings and lists of identified comprehensive and targeted support schools from the first year of ESSA implementation in ten states. We found that school ratings do not always accurately reflect the performance of historically underserved students or whether the state has identified a school for support. In particular, many schools with low ratings were overlooked to receive additional help and supports from their state and school district.

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