As state leaders work to implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it’s critical that there be strong voices advocating for equity and achievement in every key decision.
These resources, developed by the Students Can’t Wait Workgroup, are intended to equip state and local advocates with information to do just that:
- An introduction to school accountability under ESSA and why it’s so important for advocates to stay involved.
- An introduction to what accountability indicators are, why they matter, and what advocates should have in mind when selecting them.
- Fact sheets on the benefits, risks, and considerations associated with specific accountability indicators:
- Benefits and considerations regarding these indicators for students with disabilities
- An indicator “traffic light table” that suggests the level of confidence or caution advocates should have when selecting indicators for different purposes
- An introduction to school ratings and key parameters for an equity-focused ratings system
- A fact sheet on setting ambitious and attainable accountability goals
- A fact sheet on ensuring that all groups of students matter in school ratings
- A fact sheet on holding schools accountable for the performance of English learners
- An overview of the school improvement process and key levers to ensure a coherent, equity-focused process
Check back frequently, as we’ll be adding more resources over time.
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Democrats for Education Reform
The Education Trust
Leadership Conference Education Fund
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Migration Policy Institute
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Council of La Raza
National Urban League
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation