This article clarifies what the new ESSA says about the requirements for indicators under the new law. Each state’s accountability plans need to include four academic indicators as well as a fifth indicator that may come from a group of suggested areas that include school culture and climate as well as student and educator engagement.Source:
Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week, March 21, 2016Description:
Under ESSA, state accountability plans have to include four academic indicators. All schools must count proficiency on math and English/language arts test and English-language proficiency. High schools must also count their graduation rates. And elementary and middle schools must use one other academic indicator, which could be student growth on state exams. And then there’s the other, different type of indicator states have to use in accountability….Read the full article here!