“First Wave of ESSA Plans Gives Early Look at State Priorities” is written by Alyson Klein and Andrew Ujifusa. They take time to review how some states recent submissions are providing us a preview into how the ESSA is effecting our states priorities.
ESSA is giving the freedom to each state to find/design it’s own accountability systems. The goal is to move on from just ranking districts on how they perform in math and reading to a more holistic approach. Some states have began to implement their own methods recently, Texas being one of them, but they have not been submitted and approved to quality for ESSA.
The 12 states to submit so far are: District of Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Vermont.
Check out the details here in their post!