Summer is in full swing, but district and school administrators are hard at work planning for the 2019–20 school year, and the first day of school always comes sooner than expected.
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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.
At Edmentum, we value the ability to leverage our own extensive network of partners and employees with deep expertise to provide opportunities for educators to connect and develop a means to connect, whether that’s through sharing best practices in a webinar or facilitating a local event for educators to problem-solve and share stories.
If there’s one thing we know that is constant, it’s change. And we don’t have to tell you, Illinois educators, you’re in the midst of a big change when it comes to the Illinois state assessments. Starting from the beginning, here were the hopes the Illinois Department of Education laid out to outline the evolution of the state assessment.
How was the credit recovery program designed to help students regain credits in an effective and efficient manner? It all began with partnership, and for Waukegan High School, several elements were important foundational work to prepare for the program kickoff.