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Every Student Succeeds Act Primer: Accountability

ESSA Accountability

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, states must identify and provide additional resources and support to low-performing schools (including high schools with low graduation rates) and schools where individual groups of students consistently demonstrate low academic performance. These accountability systems must consider on multiple, state-selected indicators, with greater weight afforded to academic measures than to measures of school quality or student success. States are also required to establish long-term goals for, at minimum, student achievement, high school graduation rates, and English language proficiency, with measurements of interim progress. Download the primer below for more information about accountability systems under ESSA.