When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) it granted more flexibility to states and local districts to determine what was best for their students by creating their own state plans. However, as states have started rolling out their ESSA draft plans in recent months, many are continuing to make the same accountability mistakes regarding school ratings.

This great article from the Fordham Institute details three common mistakes that states are continuing to make in their draft plans: https://edexcellence.net/articles/three-accountability-mistakes-states-are-still-making-in-drafting-their-essa-plans

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