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Wright, Brandon L.; Petrilli, Michael J. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2017
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) grants states more authority over their school accountability systems than did No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Hence, states have an opportunity to design improved school rating systems. Three of the most important improvements that states can make are to ensure that their accountability systems: (1)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability
Brown, Catherine; Boser, Ulrich; Sargrad, Scott; Marchitello, Max – Center for American Progress, 2016
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as the nation's major law governing public schools. ESSA retains the requirement that states test all students in reading and math in grades three through eight and once in high school, as well as the requirement that…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Alignment (Education)
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van der Ploeg, Arie; Wan, Yinmei; Garcia, Alicia N.; Wraight, Sara; Burke, Matthew; Norbury, Heather; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
This report presents statistical profiles for the Midwest Region states of school districts designated as "in improvement" for school year 2009/10 under accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and compares the prevalence and characteristics of these districts and those of districts not in improvement. It also…
Descriptors: Profiles, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation