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Polikoff, Morgan S. – State Education Standard, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state boards of education a tremendous opportunity to revamp education policy. The federal government will have dramatically reduced influence over issues related to standards and accountability systems. States will have increased freedom to revise state standards and assessment systems, change the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Success
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Rothman, Robert – State Education Standard, 2016
For more than a decade, states have evaluated school performance largely through a single measure--test scores--and rated schools on whether they improved students' performance in reading or math. The idea was to focus schools' attention on the outcomes that mattered most and to focus states' attention on the schools that needed the most help in…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcome Measures, Educational Indicators, Educational Assessment
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Steinberg, Matthew P. – State Education Standard, 2016
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015 signaled a new era for teacher evaluation reform. Under ESSA, states and districts have greater autonomy to design and implement teacher evaluation systems independent of federal influence. This new flexibility brings with it new responsibilities and challenges for states and…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Educational Change, School District Autonomy, Federal Legislation
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Jennings, Jack – State Education Standard, 2002
Describes the expanded responsibility of state governments and local school districts to improve student academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, which expands the federal role in education. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation