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N-Size in ESSA State Plans

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are responsible for setting the minimum number of students needed to form a student subgroup for federal accountability and reporting purposes. This required student subgroup size is commonly referred to as the state-set “n-size.” This chart includes the state-set n-size for accountability and reporting purposes found in ESSA state plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education and updates information from our 2016 report Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability.

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June 8, 2016

Publication | Accountability and Support, Data, Every Student Succeeds Act

Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability

States should set a minimum number of students needed to form a student subgroup (or “n-size”) for federal reporting and accountability as low as 10 students.
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December 7, 2018

Publication | Accountability and Support, Data, Every Student Succeeds Act

Ensuring Every Student Matters What Is N-Size and Why Is It Important?

How do states set the minimum number of students needed to form a subgroup and what does that mean for monitoring outcomes of historically underserved students?
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