“Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) – What will the new rules be?

Last December, Congress passed Every Student Succeeds Act, a law intended to replace the destructive NCLB with respect to accountability practices for K-12 schools.  This law changes the rules of the game we will need to follow.  Check out this article just posted on the Washington Post that explores how the rules might change with respect to:

  1.  Students with severe disabilities
  2. Testing throughout the year (imagine better assessments like portfolios!!!) instead of one big one at the end
  3. Use of National assessments like ACT and SAT to replace (and thereby) reduce the amount of testing
  4. Testing in languages other than English spoken by 10% of more of the students (though optional – ugh!

GRS, Let’s be part of the conversations!


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