Science tests don't have to be used for accountability purposes. But at least 19 states are choosing to make them part of their school rating systems anyway.
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October 15, 2018
October 07, 2018
All the ESSA plans submitted by states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have been approved by Betsy DeVos. Don't feel like reading them all? We've got your cheat sheet here.
October 04, 2018
Georgia wants to allow districts to use a series of "formative assessments" instead of one big test at the end of the year.
October 02, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act allows up to seven states to try out new kinds of tests in a handful of districts before taking them statewide.
September 30, 2018
Professional development is a big priority for ESSA's block grant, according to an Education Week Research Center survey of more than 500 district leaders.
September 26, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has finally OK'd Florida's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That means that single state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, has gotten the go-ahead for its plan.
September 25, 2018
While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.
September 24, 2018
Top U.S. Department of Education officials met privately Monday with a group of education advocates to talk ESSA, the school safety commission, and choice.
September 24, 2018
Many state accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act don't do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, according to an analysis.
September 23, 2018
Generally, state ESSA plans are not very explicit when it comes to how states and districts will implement the components of a comprehensive mental health plan, said an expert who has reviewed the plans.