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ESSA in the States: How Good is Your State’s Education Plan?

ESSA Equity Dashboards

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states received flexibility to chart their own path to educational success, but they had to submit a plan to the U.S. Department of Education explaining how they will reach these goals for all students. To summarize the strengths—and shortcomings—of each state’s plan, All4Ed created a series of one-page, quick-reference guides for anyone looking to determine how well a state’s ESSA plan will address the needs of its students.

These ESSA Equity Dashboards use a red-yellow-green light–system to rate approved state plans on several indicators, including long-term goals, accountability indicators, and school ratings. Access your state’s dashboard below.

All4Ed analyzes strengths and shortcomings of Delaware’s ESSA plan
All4Ed analyzes the strengths and shortcomings of New Jersey’s ESSA plan
All4Ed analyzes the strengths and shortcomings of Tennessee’s ESSA plan

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Accountability and Support, Assessment, Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act

Our work analyzing ESSA implementation aims to show how well states have used ESSA’s opportunities to advance equity and meaningfully improve outcomes for all students.
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December 14, 2018

Publication | Accountability and Support, Every Student Succeeds Act

Too Many States Minimize Student Subgroup Performance in Accountability Systems

All4Ed’s 50-state fact sheet showing how states include student subgroups in school ratings and identify schools for targeted support under ESSA.
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July 18, 2017

Accountability and Support, Congress, Every Student Succeeds Act, US Department of Education

Education Advocate to Congress: Success Under New Education Law Is in Jeopardy

The potential of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve educational outcomes for all U.S. students could be at risk because of a lack of innovation and courage among states, combined with limited and confusing feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), a leading education advocate told the U.S. Congress in testimony this morning.
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Anne Hyslop

Director of Policy Development

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