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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The primary mechanism for ensuring students with disabilities receive the right educational content and rigor at the right moment in their education is the individualized education program (IEP). This document, "Ensuring an Equitable Opportunity: Providing a High-Quality Education for Students with Disabilities," details policy and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO's) commitment to equity is rooted in the belief that all students--across race, ethnicity, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation, or family background or income--deserve an education that prepares them for success in college, careers, and life. One of the actions that state education…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Equal Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
American public education policy and practice has long focused on what can be done to meet the academic needs of all students during the school day. Today, more families and students are facing challenges outside of school that affect student academic performance in classrooms. Challenges such as homelessness, food security, mental health and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Needs, Hunger, Wellness
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
In 2019, 46 states and territories are implementing Preschool Development Grants (PDGs), which will support states to do five broadly defined activities: 1. A Birth to Five Needs Assessment 2. A Birth to Five Strategic Plan 3. Maximizing Parent Knowledge and Choice 4. Sharing Best Practices 5. Improving Overall Quality. This brief starts by…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Preschool Education
Keng, Leslie; DePascale, Charlie – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The statement "The only thing that is constant is change" is an apt description of state accountability systems over the past few years. With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), many states have significantly refined their existing school accountability systems or completely redesigned new systems in recent years. The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, State Programs, Educational Assessment
Holahan, Cathy; Batey, Brooklyn – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
Education practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are increasingly focusing on social and emotional learning and development and positive school climates as essential factors to establish equitable learning environments in which all young people can thrive. The purpose of this guide is to assist states and districts in making decisions about…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development, Surveys
Riley, Derek L.; Meredith, Julie; Butler, Alisha N. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
States across the country are urgently building and initiating systems to improve schools, including those identified as low-performing under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With their state ESSA plans approved by the U.S. Department of Education in 2017-2018, state education agencies (SEAs) are moving forward to carry out the vision,…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Government Role, Program Implementation, Educational Improvement
Figueras-Daniel, Alexandra – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
This guide aims to support state education agencies and early education partners develop coherent, research-based policy by guiding thinking, discussion, data collection, and gap analyses of current practices and policies that can lead to more intentional decision making relative to young Dual Language Learners (DLL) and English Learners (EL).…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Educational Objectives
August, D.; Blackburn, T. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, recognizes the important role educators play in improving education outcomes for students of color and students from low-income families--groups that historically have included large numbers of English learners (ELs). ESSA requires state…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Observation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
In July 2018, the Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (PL 115-224), a measure to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (the Perkins Act). The reauthorized statute, known as "Perkins V," gives states added…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Vocational Education, Technical Education
Peltzman, Alissa; Curl, Cory – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
State and school report cards provide a powerful avenue for states to reach families and the broader public as essential partners in improving student outcomes. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and many state legislatures require states to publish an array of education data including measures at the state, district, and school levels.…
Descriptors: Data Use, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Decision Making
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for English Learners with Significant Cognitive Disabilities presented in this document were developed with explicit consideration of the range of learners who make up the English learner with significant cognitive disabilities student population. The standards are further intended to support these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Intellectual Disability
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
Recognizing the critical importance of early literacy, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) have both worked intensively with states on birth through third grade improvement strategies across literacy and other learning domains. Third grade reading laws are one strategy that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Grade 3, State Legislation
Layland, Allison – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) provides state education agencies (SEA) with more flexibility to rethink how to identify and address low school performance while elevating the role of local education agencies (LEAs) in supporting schools in need of improvement. As states pursue plans to support schools with the most need for…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Student Improvement
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