Using the data from All4Ed’s state ESSA Equity Dashboards, we find that most states are shirking their responsibilities around two of the most important provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act for historically underserved groups of students: including student subgroups in school ratings and the definitions used to identify schools for targeted support. Is your state one of them?
Too Many States Minimize Student Subgroup Performance in Accountability Systems
All4Ed’s ESSA Equity Dashboards use a red-yellow-green light–system to rate each state’s ESSA plan on several indicators, including long-term goals, accountability indicators, and school ratings.Read More
ESSA allows states to name additional targeted support schools exclusively from those already selected for improvement, which may miss students who need supportRead More
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?Read More