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ERIC Number: ED565299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
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ESSA: Will Adding a Nonacademic Accountability Indicator Enhance Student and Learning Supports? Research for School Improvement and Transformation. Center Report
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
As Congress recognized in passing the "Every Student Succeeds Act", it is time for school improvement to encompass policy and planning that enables every school to replace the outdated patchwork of programs and services used in addressing barriers to learning and teaching. The way to do this involves transforming student and learning supports. The "Every Student Succeeds Act" will lead to revisiting school improvement plans. Moreover, for the bottom 5 percent of schools, for schools where less than two-thirds of students graduate, and for schools where subgroups of students are chronically struggling, the focus on school turnaround will remain intensive. Block grant funding will open up discussions about the best way to allocate resources. These are opportunities for schools to enhance equity of opportunity by unifying and then developing a comprehensive and equitable system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students and families. Such a system is essential for ending the fragmentation and marginalization of student and learning supports that are found in every school. Such a system is a fundamental component in increasing collaboration among teachers and support staff, closing gaps in achievement and graduation rates, enhancing post-secondary readiness, fostering positive school-community relationships, and promoting a positive school climate. "Expanding the Outcome Framework for School Accountability" is provided in the appendix.
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA