Every Student Succeeds Act

Why School Ratings Should Stress Learning Gains

A recent national study found that many schools with low achievement were at the same time producing average or better growth. Conversely, student growth in schools with few disadvantaged students varied widely,

Lessons for State-Level Reformers in the ESSA Era

Most lessons learned during the Bush-Obama years are as relevant to state education reforms as to their federal counterparts.

What Works vs. What We Can Evaluate

Pushing schools to use evidence poses a real risk that school leaders will feel pressure to choose approaches that have been easier to evaluate, rather than those that are the most central to improving educational practice.

EdStat: Only Five of the Country’s 13,600 Districts Have Applied to the Weighted Student Funding Pilot, Part of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Why have only five of the country’s 13,600 districts applied to the weighted student funding pilot, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act?

EdStat: 23 States Said Their Education Agency “Had a Heavier Workload under ESSA than under NCLB”

New research challenges the notion that ESSA has fewer federal regulations than previous iterations of the federal K–12 law.

State ESSA Plans May Use Federal Funds to Start New Charter Schools

Texas districts can use Title I resources to start new schools rather than just work to turn around low-performing ones.

How Cheap Talk Fuels Bad School Accountability

The scrutiny given to the documents states drafted to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act may be pulling us further away from responsible accountability systems and public leadership.

Most States Step Up on Accountability under ESSA

When Congress enacted the Every Student Succeeds Act, many reformers voiced concern that states would give up on rigorous accountability systems.

State Plans Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Where Is the Research?

State plans mostly ignored research on what works and what does not to achieve particular outcomes.

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