We are now several years into the implementation of ESSA; we have the first full year of school data from the 2017–18 school year; and states are currently in the midst of annual school testing. So, it seems like a good time to step back and take a look at how states are faring under ESSA accountability. To do this, we’ll examine the data and dashboards of a few states selected to show a variety of different approaches to ESSA accountability.
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Dave Adams is Chief Academic Officer at Edmentum. Dave started with Edmentum in 1994 as part of PLATO Learning’s acquisition of Lightspan. Throughout his tenure Dave has led content development including development of Edmentum’s online courses solution; development of the assessment products; and the ongoing innovation of online curriculum. Establishing an evaluation and efficacy program to measure the effectiveness of educational solutions, Edmentum can now measure the impact on student learning. Dave has also led Professional Services, Training and Implementation solutions and most recently runs Edmentum’s virtual school, EdOptions Academy.
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Since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December of 2015, states have had the mandate to design new accountability systems. States are now ready to begin submitting their plans to the U.S. Department of Education for review. We're taking a look at what these state plans include.
As state standards, tests, and accountability all continue to evolve toward higher expectations of student performance, growth-based assessment models are gaining popularity. We're taking a closer look at the difference between growth and proficiency, and the benefits growth-based models have to offer.
A new program under the Every Student Succeeds Act, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, presents an exciting opportunity for schools and teachers to create a more well-rounded climate for learning and to enhance how and what students learn.