It’s clear that “back-to-school” will take on a whole new meaning this academic year.
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The fall semester has arrived, and Michigan educators are ready to look forward to another school year of new students and new learning. But, with finalized 2019 M-STEP test results just released by the Michigan Department of Education, this is the perfect time to look back and reflect on how previous performance can inform new approaches.
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.