ERIC Number: ED570461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-19
Reference Count: N/A
Considerations for State Leaders in the Design of School Accountability Systems under the "Every Student Succeeds Act"
National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment
The Elementary and Secondary Schools Education Act (ESEA) was finally reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reauthorization was long overdue and with its passage comes much hype and some misinformation about what the law permits and does not permit. The purpose of this brief is to outline some of the key accountability provisions of ESSA and offer some considerations for states as education leaders move to meet the accountability requirements of the law that capitalizes on what has been learned in the state previously and how an ESSA accountability system can best support the state's policy and educational goals. These recommendations and general steps can be tailored to each state's needs. The accountability systems called for under ESSA offer more flexibility than under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) even with the waivers. Taking advantage of this flexibility to further the state's policy and educational aims will require considerable thought and collaboration with other states and other partners.
Descriptors: State Officials, State Policy, Policy Formation, Accountability, Design Requirements, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Indicators, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. P.O. Box 351, Dover, NH 03821. Tel: 603-516-7900; Fax: 603-516-7910; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nciea.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (NCIEA)
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001